Using an inefficient air conditioner during the summer in the Metro East can lead to large energy bills. If your home’s a/c system costs to run, there are a few things you can do to improve its energy efficiency. Follow these tips to reduce your home cooling bill this summer.
Clean A/C Filters
Filters clean the air that passes through your air conditioning system. As a result, they can become clogged with dust, hair, and other airborne debris. When the filters are clogged, the air conditioner has to work harder to force air to flow through the system. When the weather in the Metro East heats up, remove the filters from your air conditioner and either clean or replace them. This will allow air to flow more efficiently through the system.
Schedule an A/C System Tune-Up
Not all problems with A/C energy efficiency stem from the filters. Over the years, air conditioning systems can develop other problems that prevent them from operating at full efficiency. To find out why your air conditioner isn’t as efficient as it used to be, schedule a checkup. Our HVAC tune-up service can help to ensure that your air conditioning system runs as efficiently as possible throughout the hot Metro East summer.
Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Home
If your home allows heat to seep in from outside, your air conditioning system will need to work harder. Insulating your home can make it easier and cheaper to cool in summer. Consider adding insulation to your crawlspaces and attic, as well as sealing up any gaps around your windows and door frames to prevent cooled air escaping. Keep windows and doors closed while the air conditioner is running, and keep blinds closed to prevent direct sunlight from overheating your home.
Replace Your Air Conditioner
New air conditioning units are usually more efficient than older units. If an A/C system tune-up does not bring the energy efficiency of your air conditioner up to an acceptable level, consider investing in a new air conditioning unit. Morrison Plumbing can help you update your system to improve energy efficiency in your Metro East home.