Is your air conditioner running as efficiently as it should? Unless you have had it recently inspected, chances are it is not. Here are five tips to help improve your air conditioner efficiency efficiency in your Indianapolis area home.
- Change the Filter
If your air filter is clogged with grime, your system will not be running efficiently. Clogged filters slow down air flow, so your air conditioner ahs to work harder to keep you comfortable. Change it, at a minimum, every three months, but sooner if it starts looking dirty.
- Schedule a Yearly Inspection
Having your system inspected and tuned up by a qualified HVAC professional is an important part of keeping it efficient. Schedule a regular tune-up to improve both efficiency and comfort. Your HVAC professional will be able to top off coolant levels, clean the system, check for faulty components and ensure there are no problems looming that could affect your efficiency.
- Seal the Ducts
If your air ducts are not properly sealed, you are going to lose efficiency. Have your ducts checked, and get any leaks that are found sealed. Remember to insulate the ducts as well.
- Use the Thermostat Effectively
If you have a programmable thermostat, make sure you are using it well. Set it to increase the temperature above your comfort level when you are gone for the day, then cool the home when you are on your way home. Don’t forget to warm the home up when you are sleeping.
- Use Fans Well
Fans can allow you to lower the thermostat to improve energy use. Remember that a fan only changes the way a room feels, not the actual temperature, so use them in rooms you are in to cool you off. This should allow you to increase the temperature on your system to protect your comfort without running the air as high.
If you have further questions air conditioner efficiency in your Indianapolis home as efficient as possible, or if you wish to schedule your annual tune-up, contact the team at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing.
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