In Vegas, the air conditioner works a greater portion of the year, especially during the peak months when the family depends on it to keep it cool. With the properly sized equipment and with the A/C system well maintained and cared for, the unit should handle controlling the hot temperatures. However, to help reduce the strain on the system, maintain energy use, and minimize the need for repairs, there are some things you can do that will sustain the longevity of the system and its efficiency. We at Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning would like to take the opportunity to list a few tips you can do to reduce the strain your air conditioning system.
How to Reduce the Strain on Your Central Air Conditioning Unit
1) Adjust the thermostat. Whenever the home is empty for more than two hours and when everyone is asleep, adjust the thermostat. There is no need to keep the air conditioner running when everyone is out, or at the very least, turn the temperature up 5-8 degrees so it isn’t running as cool. If you have a routine time when no one is home, be sure to program your thermostat accordingly to take out remembering to do it. It will give your system a break and save you some bucks on the energy costs. You can program the thermostat to drop the temperature back down just before you get home to ensure comfortable temperatures when you walk in. When you sleep, you do not need the thermostat to run as cool either. Have it programmed on your normal scheduled sleeping hours.
2) Air filter replacement. Clogged filter prevent proper air flow and strain the air conditioning system. Checking on them once a month and replacing them as needed can prevent the overloaded filter from straining the system which can develop the need for repairs as well increase energy costs.
3) Minimize heat production. Small changes can equally contribute to the workload of your cooling system. Closing the blinds on the windows during the hours when the sun shines through. Generating heat through activities such as showering, cooking, running the dishwasher, or dryer, if possible should be avoided during the hottest parts of the day.
4) Ensure adequate insulation. Consider updating the insulation in your home to trim the strain down on your AC system. Unfinished attic space and walls should be properly insulated; even garage doors can contribute to the cause. Additionally ensure the weather stripping around the doors and windows are in optimal condition and provide the sealing needed to keep the warm outdoor out and the cool air in.
5) Professional air conditioner maintenance. Professional services include air duct cleaning, maintenance, tune-ups, and inspection services which should be done throughout the year to ensure the strain your system during operation isn’t extreme. The refrigerant levels are checked, the ducts are inspected, and the unit is thoroughly evaluated for any signs of deterioration, damage or other potential problems that cause they system to be strained or other worse effects.
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If you haven’t had your air conditioner tuned up yet, call Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning today. As the warmer temperatures continue to escalate, you will want to make sure your cooling system is ready to go in time for the deserts hot summer.