How to Beat the Summer Heat with Your Air Conditioning System

How to Beat the Summer Heat with Your Air Conditioning System

How to Beat the Summer Heat with Your Air Conditioning System

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Since its widespread implementation in public homes in the years following World War II, air conditioning has become an integral part of modern life. Your air conditioner cools and dehumidifies air to keep your home cool and comfortable, regardless of the temperature outside. Learning to keep your air conditioner functioning at peak efficiency will help you beat the summer heat this year, and every year to come.
Setting the Temperature
The most basic use of your air conditioning system involves setting your desired indoor temperature using your thermostat. Whether you have a manual or programmable thermostat, one of the best ways to save money and prolong the life of your system is to develop a cooling plan. Set your thermostat to 78 degrees (or as close as you comfortably can) while you’re home; before you leave for the day, raise the temperature by a few degrees. By reducing the cooling load on your air conditioner when your home is unoccupied, you’ll help reduce the amount of your monthly energy bills. Less strain on your air conditioning system can also help lengthen the life of its parts, potentially putting off the need for air conditioning service and repairs. 
Maintaining Your Air Conditioner
Routinely checking and maintaining your air conditioner can save you 5-15 percent on your system’s energy consumption. While the best way to maintain your air conditioner is to schedule a yearly professional tune-up with your HVAC service, there are a few steps you can take at home between professional visits to protect your system.
Keep the area around your furnace and air conditioner clear. Indoor systems are often located in garages or basements, and can be at risk from falling items if you store furniture, seasonal items, or anything else nearby. Keep the area around the outdoor condenser clear as well, to reduce the amount of dirt and debris that can affect the coil’s operation.
Check that all your home’s vents are unblocked to allow air to circulate properly. If there are unused rooms in your home, closing the air registers in these areas can help push more cooled air into the rest of your home. However, check with your HVAC expert before closing a large number of registers—closing too many vents at once might do more harm to your system than good. Finally, replace your HVAC filter every 30-90 days; a dirty filter will place excess strain on your air conditioner by reducing airflow through the system, which will also affect your comfort. If you aren’t sure which type of filter to use, talk to your HVAC service company about your needs. You can also schedule monthly reminders or filter change services with your HVAC specialist to help you keep track of filter changes yourself.
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide the professional service and advice you need to beat the summer heat and enjoy low indoor temperatures as well as low energy bills. Visit our website to find out more about our full range of HVAC services, including AC installation, repairs, and maintenance. You can also check out the other articles on our blog for heating and cooling tips and information.

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