How to Keep Your Air Conditioner Efficient
As the warmer parts of the year start to move in, you need to ensure that your air conditioner is as efficient as possible. Your air conditioning is a huge part of your Wichita home's energy efficiency during the summer months, and saving as much as possible on your AC can drastically reduce your overall energy costs.
An efficient air conditioner will not need to work nearly as hard to cool your home, so you'll be able to keep your home more comfortable for less money. No matter what type of AC unit you have in your home, there are steps you can take to make sure it's always running at its most efficient. In some cases, you will need professional help, but here are the best ways to make sure your AC is as efficient as possible at all times:
You do need to hire a professional for this, but it is well worth it. The professionals at Ball Heating & Air Conditioning recommend that you have a tune-up for your AC at least once every year. During these air conditioning tune-ups, we'll find any minor repairs you may need and make sure your AC is as healthy as it can be. Tune-ups are the best way to ensure the best performance and the longest life-span from your air conditioner.
Clean the Machine
Your air ducts are what distribute the conditioned air through your Wichita home. When your air ducts are dirty, your AC will lose a lot of its efficiency. Having your air ducts cleaned regularly will make your air conditioner much more effective and efficient.
Cleaning your ducts may require professional help, but you’ll immediately see a huge difference in your energy bills. You'll also have a much cleaner indoor air quality.
Ceiling fans can help out a lot with the air circulation that your air conditioner needs to do, so your AC will be able to work less to maintain a cool temperature in your home. For an even more efficient air conditioner, you can also place booster fans next to the vents.
In rooms with appliances that produce heat, like your bathroom or kitchen, ventilation fans can help move hot air outside. This can help to keep your Wichita home much cooler, and it will take a lot of the pressure off of your AC.
Whether it’s your ducts, your windows, or your doors, any part of your home with any openings should be insulated for the most efficient air conditioner. You may notice that older windows need repairs or even replacement in order to be adequately sealed.
Get the Timing Right
Appliances that create significant amounts of heat should only be used during the coolest parts of the day. Don't cook with or use your dishwasher until the evening, and it will be much easier to keep your Wichita home cool.