An air conditioning system is crucial in keeping your home feeling comfortable during the summer months.
Taking a few steps to improve the efficiency of your air conditioner can also save you money each month. Scheduling an annual inspection with an HVAC company will ensure everything is working optimally, and it’s a great way to stay proactive.
Here are a few tips on how you can improve the efficiency of your air conditioning system.
Switch Your Air Filter
A simple way to improve the efficiency of your system is to replace the air filter. Typically, switching out the air filter every few months is a good idea for the best results. You may need to replace it sooner if you have pets or small children living in your home. A new filter will allow your system to operate more efficiently, which helps to reduce wear and tear.
Inspect Your Vents
Another maintenance tip is always to check your vents to avoid any blockages. Making sure each vent has sufficient airflow will create less stress on your system, which can lower your monthly utility bill. Over time, these savings can quickly add up.
Keep Your Windows and Doors Closed
Sometimes homeowners will leave their windows or doors open to get fresh air in the home. However, these openings also force your unit to work much harder to keep your house cool and comfortable. Keeping your windows and doors shut will help you save money on your utility bill and allow your system to operate more efficiently.
Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit
Grass and weeds can eventually grow near your outdoor unit over time. Staying proactive by cleaning around your unit will help you avoid overheating issues. Typically, it’s a good idea to have at least one foot of clearance on each side for adequate airflow, and it also makes it easier for a technician to inspect your air conditioning system.
Reach Out to Melton’s Heating & Air Conditioning to Learn More
Melton’s Heating & Air Conditioning offers Heating & Air Conditioning installation and repair services for customers throughout Salem. We also specialize in mini-splits, fireplaces, and duct cleaning services. Our team prides itself in meeting the different needs of each customer.
Contact our team at Melton’s Heating & Air Conditioning today to learn more about our services!