How to Best Run Your Air Conditioning

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It’s the middle of summer, which means we’re depending on our air conditioners regularly. You might be wondering how you could better use this system, or about some of the nifty little tips and tricks that might be hiding somewhere you haven’t looked at yet.

Well, you won’t be disappointed! There are, in fact, many interesting things you can do right now to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your air conditioner. Some of those things might be free, and others might require the help of a licensed HVAC technician, like signing up for a maintenance program or calling for repairs.

This guide is going to be for everyone, from customers who are still trying to run their 10-year old heat pumps to those who are just now exploring online for “central AC installation near me,” and are just excited about being able to finally own one.

Start By Getting It Professionally Installed

A professional is your first start towards doing everything right with a new AC. They know the ins and outs of the system, how to properly install lines of refrigerant, and even how to make sure the system doesn’t overload your electrical grid. This can be a complex type of work, and customers who think they can just purchase an air conditioning system and set it up perfectly on their own are in for a rude awakening.

A professional installation will also give you an opportunity to ask questions and get started on the right track toward success. A pro who has inspected your system and installed it fully will know better than anyone else how to run it properly.

Set Moderate Temperatures on the Thermostat

Another great thing you can do for your air conditioner to run it more efficiently is to set a mild setting on your thermostat. Yes, 60°F might feel better in your home, but there’s no way your air conditioner is going to be able to cool your home to that threshold.

You’re better off setting your thermostat to the low-mid 70s or higher if you’re not home. This will allow your system to run without consuming too much electricity and undergoing unnecessary strain.

Change the Air Filter Regularly

The air filter component needs to be changed out regularly, which is vital for an AC that goes through a whole house’s air in a few cycles. All of the dust and pet dander in your home can clog up the system and cause it to run inefficiently. Luckily, you can change the air filter on your own. Just make sure you change or replace it along with what’s detailed in your system’s manual.

Invest in Regular Maintenance

Maintenance is an excellent way to ensure your air conditioner runs at peak efficiency and performance. It might not sound like that much, and it could feel inconvenient, but it’s absolutely worth the cost. Maintenance costs cover an inspection, tune-up, and even minor fixes or adjustments that might be crucial to the system’s performance.

For more tips or to get AC support you can count on, schedule an appointment with Busy Bee Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning Inc. 100% more than satisfied promise!

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