You want to make sure that when you are using an appliance in your house you do what you can to be efficient. The biggest appliance in your house is the air conditioner. The AC uses quite a bit of energy and you want to make sure that when it is being used that it is as efficient as it can be. The efficiency of the unit has a lot to do with how you use it and care for it. You want to give your unit the best chance to cool your home without causing an excess of energy consumption. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning offers helpful tips to help your air conditioner to work its very best.
HVAC Air Duct Inspection
When it comes to your HVAC unit there are many components that need to be in good working condition. One of the aspects of the unit that can drag down the efficiency is the ductwork. The ducts are what takes the cooled air from your outdoor unit and through the house. The duct is a series of tubes that are attached to each other and are send off in all directions to get air from one area to each and every room in your home. A problem can arise when one of the pieces of ductwork happens to become disconnected. This disconnect will prevent the right amount of air from getting to the room. The other problem that you will have in your duct is when it becomes dirty and filled with dust and debris. The debris can clog the space and the air is not able to move through with ease. You can have the duct work cleaned and repaired which will increase the efficiency of the unit.
Air Conditioning Air Vents Open or Closed?
A tip that all HVAC technicians will give you is to keep the vents open through your house. Some people think that a room that is not being used can have the vent closed off. The vent is there to allow the air in and most of them have a lever that allows you to adjust the amount of air that is getting in. The problem is that the air that is in that room will become hot and then seep out through the gaps. This mixes in with the rest of the house and will cause it to not be able to keep the temperature. You want to be sure that you keep the vents open through your home.
Change Home Air Filters & Schedule Preventive Central Air Conditioning Maintenance
You also want to make sure that you do what you can to maintain the unit and keep it clean. The best way to do that is to make sure that you change out the filters on a regular basis. The filters are a huge part of how well the unit is able to function and work. They need to be switched out regularly depending on the type that you use. It is a good idea to pay your house payment and switch out the filters on the same day. Be sure that you maintain all aspects of the unit which can be accomplished by hiring a professional.
Central Air Conditioning Repair, Tune Up, Replacement Services & More in Springfield, Granby, Holyoke, South Hadley, Monson, Chicopee & Agawam Massachusetts
Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning can come out to your house and inspect and make adjustments to ensure your air conditioning system is working efficiently. Call us today!