Running your air conditioner is not cheap. At the same time, you do not want to spend summer without it. If there were a way to improve your air conditioner’s performance for free, would you do it?
1. Cleaning the Air Filter
It is such a small thing. But the filter is what stands between the warm air intake and the cool air output. As time goes on, the filter clogs. There are detritus, some dust, and probably also hair. By now, the air conditioner has a difficult time taking in the warm air. The system works a lot harder. As a result, it needs more electricity. Besides that, you will notice that the output is not the same. Cleaning the air filter can be as simple as shaking off the dust and vacuuming it.
2. Moving the Furniture
You would be surprised how much your furniture has to do with the flow of air in the home. When you have tall furniture right underneath or in front of an output vent, the air cannot properly flow through your home. In some cases, you might even block the output. As a result, the back of a tall piece of furniture is very cold, but you might only feel a little of the cool air in front of it. Consider moving tall pieces away from vents.
3. Closing the Blinds
You love the natural sunlight that streams into your home. And you should! However, why allow it to heat your home throughout the day? It makes it more difficult for the system to cool the home when you return from work. Therefore, it makes more sense to keep the blinds closed when you are not home or in the rooms that you are not using. As a result, your home is cooler overall, which makes it easier for the system to cool down the space when you are ready to enjoy it.
Calling the Experts for a Tune-Up
When was the last time that you had an HVAC specialist check your system and give it a tune-up? Sometimes a few simple procedures can also boost the performance of your air conditioner. Contact Wayne Price Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your appointment today.