Hotter temperatures are expected in many areas this week which means that your
air conditioner is going to be working hard 24/7 to keep you comfortable. These
tips will help your air conditioner running efficiently and provide optimum cooling power throughout this late summer heat wave,
Schedule your tune-up
If you haven’t already had preventive maintenance on your air conditioner this
year, it’s not too late to reap the benefits of having one done. These include:
Higher system efficiency
Lower cooling cost
Increased cooling power
Extend the operating life of your system
Prevent some of the most common AC problems later
in the summer
Ensure optimum air flow
Proper air flow is essential to keeping your system operating efficiently and
maintaining a high level of comfort. There are things you can do to help!
Inspect your air filter monthly and replace it when it’s
Hose down your outdoor
compressor unit monthly to remove dirt and debris that can hamper air flow
Keep obstructions away from your
return and supply registers.
Keep heat out
The more heat in your home, the harder your system must work to remove it, raising
your energy costs and lowering your comfort level.
appliances like your oven and clothes dryer after the sun goes down.
Keep your window shades closed
during the day to lessen the amount of heat that your home builds up.
Seal air leaks in your home to
keep warm air out and cool air in.
Seal loose joints and cracks in
your ductwork with metal tape or mastic. Insulate ducts in unconditioned areas
such as the attic and crawlspaces.
Use ceiling fans or portable
fans to help you feel cooler; be sure to turn them off when you leave the room
to save on electricity.
Don’t perform tasks that result in your body putting off more heat,
such as housecleaning or hopping on the treadmill, during the heat of the