If you are like most homeowners, keeping your cooling costs as low as possible during the summertime is always high on your list of priorities. No one wants to be spending more than they have to in order to keep their homes cool during the summer. The good news is that there are several things that homeowners can do to keep their their cooling costs as low as possible. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about some tips that will help your AC run as efficiently as possible this summer.
Keep Air Vents Open
There are levers found on all the vents in your home. While it might seem tempting to close them in the rooms that you aren’t using, you should avoid this. You should always keep the vents in your entire home open as it can mess with the overall comfort of the house and the efficiency of the unit. Use the levers on your vents to simply direct the airflow rather than shut the vents to help keep your AC efficiency high.
Replace Air Filters
Your AC system needs to have ample air circulation to work properly. When the filter inside your unit isn’t a clean one, it can restrict the airflow to the unit and have an impact on its efficiency. Without decent airflow, your AC system has to work much harder to keep your home cool.
Clean AC Registers & Returns
Your home doesn’t only have vents that the air blows out of but returns as well that are drawing warm air in. It is essential that these vents and returns are kept as clean as possible. It isn’t uncommon for dust to start to build up on these vents that will hinder the amount of airflow that the system is getting. Take a few moments and make sure that the vents and returns get a wipe down this spring.
Install the Right Sized AC Unit
When you have your AC system installed in your home, there is often an attitude of ‘bigger is better.’ While there may be some situations where this rings true, it isn’t the case with your AC system. You need to make sure that any system installed in your home is appropriately sized for the space. This is vital in the unit’s efficiency. A unit that is too large will be just as detrimental to the comfort of your home as one that is too small for the space.
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If you are having any issues with your AC system this spring, you can turn to Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning to help get it up and running again. It is important that you call on us for your AC maintenance needs before the higher temperatures hit our area. We will make sure your AC system is ready to keep up with the task of cooling your home this summer with our AC maintenance services. Call us today!