Air Conditioning Efficiency Tips
Air conditioning systems use electricity to cool your home. This energy usage can add up quickly, especially in hot climates where air conditioners are used year-round. Read on to learn how you can save money by making small changes to your system.
There are a few things you can do to help reduce the amount of energy your air conditioner uses.
One is to make sure that it is properly sized for your home. An oversized unit will cycle on and off more frequently, which wastes energy. Another way to save energy is to keep your air conditioner well-maintained. This means regularly changing the air filter and having it serviced by a professional every few years. A well-maintained unit will run more efficiently and use less energy.
Finally, you can save energy by using your air conditioner wisely. During the hottest hours of the day, set the thermostat a few degrees higher than you would normally. This will reduce the amount of time the air conditioner has to run, and therefore save energy. When you leave the house, turn the thermostat up even higher or turn the unit off altogether. By following these tips, you can save money on your energy bill and help reduce your impact on the environment.
Enough of the long, yet brief intro of many ways you can save money today, lets really get into the details of air conditioning efficiency tips.
Check The Filter
We know we have covered this most important topic before in our previous tips and tricks, but if you notice that your filter needs changing, do so immediately. Filters should be changed every three months. A dirty filter will cause your unit to work harder than necessary, which means more energy consumption. The first thing we want to talk about is sizing your air conditioner correctly. If you live in a climate where temperatures stay above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) throughout the year, then you should consider purchasing a larger unit.
Smaller units won’t be able to adequately cool your home during those months. On the other hand, if you live in a cooler climate, such as New England, you’ll want to purchase a smaller unit. In this case, you’ll want to size your unit based on the number of people who will occupy your home. For example, if you plan on hosting large parties, you’ll want to buy a bigger unit. However, if you’re planning on spending most of your time at home alone, you’ll want to choose a smaller unit.
The first thing you should know is that there are two types of air conditioners: split units and window units. Split units are installed inside the wall and consist of one compressor and two evaporators. Window units are placed outside the walls and consist of one compressor, one condenser coil, and one evaporator.
Change The Filters Frequently
Yes, the filter again, but it is important to reinforce how important this is so your unit can run efficiently and at the best long term. We have seen at some of our calls for a complete replacement and removal, it was because the filters were not moderately checked and changed. As fast and efficient as we remove, replace and install new systems, we still emphasize the importance of checking and changing those filters as it can save lives and good quality air in your home or business.
Changing filters regularly helps keep your system running at peak performance. This is especially true with central air conditioners, where the filter is located outside the home. You can also use an air purifier to help remove allergens from the air. The first thing you should know about air conditioning is that it uses a lot of energy. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, air conditioning accounts for roughly 10 percent of total residential electrical consumption. That’s why it makes sense to take steps to conserve energy.
Turn Off The AC When Not In Use
Another tip is to turn off the air conditioner when not in use. This will help keep your unit running at peak performance. The first thing you should know is that there are two types of air conditioning units: split systems and window units. Split systems are installed inside the walls of your home, while window units are placed outside. Window units are usually cheaper than split systems because they require fewer parts and are easier to install. However, if you live in a cold climate, then a split system might be better suited for your needs. If you live in a warmer area, however, then a window unit might be best for you.
Concluding Some Useful Efficiency Tips
The most important thing that we tell our customers and our friends and family is to be aware. Be aware of any potential issues in terms of your air quality, and anything that could be harzardous for your quality of living or working. This not only can prevent serious issues for your home or business, but also save you money, and have the best value for your air conditioning systems. These few air conditioning efficiency tips we hope are extremely helpful, and you can keep an eye out.
Do you need a few more tips on your air conditioning systems? Our team aims to help you and ensure you have the best information possible so you can get the best value long term. Need a quick fix on anything? You can give us a call at anytime as well!