Five Tips for a More Efficient Air Conditioner

efficient air conditinerWith outrageously high energy bills, an inefficient air conditioner can really put a damper on your summer. Here are five tips to ensure that your air conditioner is working most efficiently.
  • Set your system’s fan to shut off at the same time as the compressor. This is usually done by setting the “auto” mode on the fan setting. Be sure to not use the system’s central fan as a means to provide air circulation. Instead, use circulating fans in individual rooms.
  • Make sure that your system is properly sized. Just because you have a bigger room air conditioner doesn’t mean that you will feel more comfortable in the dead of summer. Most experts agree that a system that is too big for the area it’s meant to cool will actually perform less efficiently and less effectively than a smaller, properly sized air conditioner. It’s important to have a professional examine your air conditioning system to ensure that it is properly sized.
  • Clean your system. Dirty interior and exterior coils, clogged with dust, hair or other debris, drastically increase energy costs up to 30 percent more than a clean system.
  • Make sure that your system is receiving the proper amount of airflow. If you find your house cool, but uncomfortable and often muggy, airflow across the evaporator may be too high for the air conditioning system. Your air conditioner will run more often, but for shorter cycles. This means it consumes more electricity, wears out faster and increases the chance of needing repair.
  • Make sure that your ducts are properly cleaned and sealed. Experts advise that you have your ducts professionally replaced and sealed once so that you can enjoy the energy and savings for good.

After completing these tips to ensure efficiency, expect a V for Victory in balanced ventilation and efficient cooling. For more information regarding efficient air conditioning, contact us at  Victory · Heating · Air Conditioning · Plumbing. We provide residential and commercial heating, cooling and plumbing services to the Norfolk County area.

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