Things Are Heating Up This Summer!
With the impressively hot southern California summer approaching, make the most of your air conditioning with these 5 tips on air conditioning efficiency. Air conditioning systems circulate refrigerant through your system, transferring heat by converting from gas to liquid. Air conditioning is essential for homeowners and business owners looking to maximize the comfort of all those under their roofs. However, if improperly maintained, air conditioning systems will perform at much lower levels, expending more energy to cool your space. This results in higher energy costs. In this guide, we provide 5 tips to help keep your air conditioning system functioning optimally this summer. Read on to learn more, and contact our team to schedule an appointment with our HVAC professionals today!
Tip #1: Regularly Check and Change Your Filter
The air filter in your system helps ensure that the cool air blown into your home or business is clean. Regularly changing or cleaning your air filter will keep the air flowing freely without blockage. Once the filter is too dirty to easily filter clean air through your system, your A/C will use more energy to push the air through. This makes your system inefficient. Not only will it take longer for your space to cool down—it also means your energy bills will increase markedly. By cleaning and changing your filters regularly, you can keep costs low and ensure that your A/C will cool your space in as little time as possible.
Tip #2: Keep Your Outdoor Compressor and Condenser Unit Clean
Your air conditioning system cools your air by continually absorbing heat from indoors and transferring it outdoors. The outdoor unit of your system consists of a compressor and condenser unit. By cleaning these two parts of your outdoor unit, you reduce the chance of obstructions trapping heat, therefore keeping your system as efficient as possible.
Tip #3: Insulate Any Exposed Ductwork
Your air conditioning system sends air to each of its components and rooms in your home or business through pipe-like structures called ducts. Ducts should be insulated to prevent heat transfer, which will warm your climate-controlled air and make it harder for your air conditioning system to cool your space.
Tip #4: Know What to Close and What to Open
In many cases, the effectiveness of your air conditioning has nothing to do with the performance of your air conditioning system itself. There are several steps you can take around your home or business to help contain and circulate the cool air.
When trying to cool down your entire property, closed interior doors can make it difficult for climate-controlled air to circulate. By keeping doorways open from room to room, you can help cool down your indoor spaces faster and help your air conditioning system work more efficiently. Also, blocking the heat from the outdoors by keeping exterior doors and windows closed. Additionally, invest in window blinds and door sweeps to further insulate the cooler indoor spaces from the days heat.
Tip #5: Hire a Professional
If you suspect an issue with refrigerant and want to get the most out of your air conditioning system, you’ll want the help of a professional. Refrigerant can only be handled by a licensed contractor with EPA certified technicians. By hiring a trained and experienced A/C technician to inspect your air conditioning system, you can gain valuable information on all of the places where you can improve energy efficiency and overall A/C performance. At 1-800-anytyme, we are proud to offer A/C tune-ups and inspections for residential units across the greater San Diego region. During your appointment, our technicians will investigate your air conditioning system and optimizing the components contributing to inefficiency. We’ll also make recommendations for further improvements to help you get the most out of your A/C during any season.
Learn More and Schedule a San Diego Air Conditioning Maintenance Appointment
Want to learn more about how you can improve the performance of your air conditioning system this summer? Contact our trusted team here at 1-800-anytyme to speak with our professionals and schedule today – (760) 477-0072.