The air conditioning unit is the one appliance in your home that uses most of the energy in your home. It is used all year round whether to heat your home or cool it back down. It is running most days 24 hours in the day. It takes a lot to have this luxury including the money that it costs to purchase a unit and what it costs a year to run it. The best thing that you can do is to make sure that you are getting the most out of the unit when you are using it. You can be losing energy and over working your AC unit and you may not even know it.
Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning has some tips on what you can do to ensure you are getting the most from your unit
Weather Stripping: One of the biggest ways that energy is being wasted is when the air that is being cooled or heated, leaks out of the home. Each door and window is installed with weather stripping that seals the outside from the inside. The weather stripping over time can start to dry out and could tear and come apart. When this happens it is a space that your air is leaking out and the air from outside is leaking in. You can take time to repair the weather stripping yourself. Purchase the replacement weather stripping from a local home improvement store and install as directed. This will allow the rooms to stay at the temperature you wanted longer.
Filter: The air conditioning unit works by circulating the air that is in the home and cooling or heating it and returning it to the home at the desired temperature. All the air goes through a vent called a return air that then sends it to the unit to be treated. At the start of the return air there is always a filter. This is what catches the dirt and dust that flows through the air from the house. When the filter is dirty it will stop allowing the proper amount of air to flow through. You can easily correct this by making sure that you replace the filters on a regular basis.
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You can also make sure that you have your unit inspected and serviced regularly to ensure that all the parts are working and there are no small repairs that need to be made. Contact Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment today!