How to Help Your AC Operate Efficiently

ductless-heat-pumpHaving a powerful system in your home for air conditioning in Portland is one thing; making sure that this system is able to keep you cool in an efficient manner is another. The thing is, you need to make sure you have both effectiveness and efficiency when you are trying to keep your home cool.

But aside from selecting an air conditioner with a high energy efficiency rating, how else can you ensure that your system operates efficiently? Believe it or not, there are several things you can do to help reduce the amount of energy your AC uses to keep your home cool. These are great tips to know so you can get the most out of your AC while spending the least amount of money on your monthly bills.

3 ways to improve the efficiency of your air conditioner

There is more than one way to help your air conditioner operate efficiently. Higher energy efficiency benefits both you and your AC in the long run. When you incorporate these best practices into your use of your AC this summer you can get the best performance possible from it.

  1. Keep the sunlight out of the house. While natural light may be great for your mental health, it is a good idea to try to keep it to a minimum when it comes to keeping your house cool. Natural sunlight obviously carries a lot of warmth in it so closing the blinds or curtains in some of the rooms in your house that get the most sunlight during the day is a great way to keep things cooler in the house and reduce the work your AC has to do.
  2. Check for leaks around your doors and windows. We aren’t talking about leaking water pipes, although you should keep your eyes and ears peeled for those two for your own sake. Air leaks are going to do a lot of harm to your home comfort and increase the amount of stress your AC is under. Even one window with air leaks around it is going to add a lot of heat into the house. Check for air leaks around doors and windows and address them quickly to keep the cool air indoors where it belongs.
  3. Schedule yearly AC maintenance. Maintenance will help you get the absolute best and most efficient performance from your air conditioner. By keeping the interior components of your system clean, adjusting and optimizing different parts of your AC, identify and fixing loose or broken parts, and other vital tasks, yearly tune-ups can help your air conditioner keep your home cool without accruing any extra costs.

The team at The Clean Air Act believes in providing the best comfort possible to our clients. You can get more tips like this and professional services to keep your AC running efficiently from our technicians.

Please call Sydni, our Office Extraordinaire, to schedule your next appointment! We will take care of you from there! Reach out today to learn more or schedule a tune-up.

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