7 Ways to make my AC more effective

Jun 9, 2021 | Uncategorized

Residential air conditioning systems are among the most expensive pieces of equipment a homeowner owns.

And, when things heat up outside during the summer months, they become the most important.

Realizing this, it’s essential for homeowners to find ways to make sure their home cooling systems run as efficiently as possible throughout the summer months.

In the following, our A/C pros at Springfield Heating & Cooling list seven tips to make your A/C more effective to save you time and money:

Replace Your Air Filters

Although they can be overlooked, air filters play a vital role in the proper performance of an A/C. Not only do air filters help keep the air in our home clean from dust, allergens and debris, they also protect the equipment inside the A/C unit as well, which is equally important. On average, air filters should be checked around once every month during the summertime. They need to be replaced as often as necessary to keep the A/C unit running the most efficiently. 

Properly Sealing Ductwork

When it comes to the proper functioning of any HVAC system, air ducts play an essential role. For air conditioning systems, they are essential in the transfer of cool air throughout the home. Therefore, leaks in ductwork can make for a hot summer. If leakage is present in the ductwork throughout your home, conditioned air escapes causing the household to feel uncomfortable forcing your A/C unit to work overtime. Make sure to schedule routine maintenance and keep furniture and objects away from vents in the household to ensure the most effective amount of air flow.

Sealing Doors & Windows

Having air leaks or drafts in older homes is hard on an air conditioning system. Although the beauty of older or classical doors and windows can be nice to look at, they could also be expensive if they’re not sealed properly and cool air is escaping outside, allowing warmer temperatures to make their way into the household. Caulking or replacing windows and doors inside your home will help your AC unit keep cool temperatures inside and use less energy to help keep your home at a more comfortable temperature. 

Keeping Condenser Coils Clean

Condenser coils can have a major effect on the way the air inside of a home feels. They also impact the unit’s longevity and efficiency in a big way. A condenser coil’s main purpose is to take the heat from the inside of the home and to release it into the air outside. If these coils aren’t clean or have a blockage, the heat can get trapped and have trouble getting out like it is supposed to, which can negatively affect your A/C unit and your home. Keep your A/C system running as effectively as possible by scheduling maintenance every year as suggested so we can clean these coils properly.

Insulation is Essential

When your home’s insulation isn’t sufficient, summer heat can leave your home cooling system having to work extra hard to cool your home like you want. If insulation isn’t on par, having it checked or increased will help your A/C do its job. Proper insulation in your attic and walls is important because it provides a barrier of protection which keeps your home’s cool air from escaping. Ensuring proper insulation in your home could leave your AC unit running more efficiently and leaving your home feeling a lot more comfortable.

Seasonal Maintenance is a Must

Without regular maintenance performed every year by a pro, an A/C unit will decline over time in performance and efficiency, making repairs inevitable. To avoid wear and tear, having your A/C unit cleaned and taken care of professionally as advised once a year will help protect this valuable equipment. Preventative maintenance is an investment that always pays off over time.

It will help overall with the energy efficiency and longevity of your a/c while ensuring your equipment warranty remains valid.

Upgrading Your A/C Unit Will Save You Down the Road

We understand that investing in a new residential air conditioning system might be costly up front. However, if you look at the big picture, you will be saving in the long run with better energy efficiency for the years to come. Outdated, ineffective AC units will need to be replaced sooner or later. They can cause your home to feel uncomfortable even though your equipment is working at full capacity. Newer equipment will ensure a more comfortable home and energy efficiency.

For more advice on how to keep your house cool this summer, call Springfield Heating & Cooling today at (937) 350-1881, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!

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