Did you know that over half of your total utility expenses can be attributed to your cooling and heating bills?
You just splurged on a new AC unit, and now it’s time to protect that investment by ensuring it runs at optimal efficiency for as long as possible. The last thing you want to do is add to the largest energy expense for your home.
Follow these no-cost tricks in order to get the most out of your new North Port AC unit.
Unblock Air Vents
Take time to inspect your home and make sure that your air vents are open and unobstructed. If there are any pieces of furniture blocking your vents, move them out of the way to allow the air to flow freely throughout the room.
While you’re inspecting the vents, vacuum them to ensure no debris or dust is hindering steady airflow from your system.
Clean the Condenser
Don’t wait for spring cleaning to give your outside condenser unit attention. You must regularly clean out any debris from your condenser. If there are any leaves, trash, or twigs surrounding the condenser, remove them.
Your unit will work most efficiently when it is in a clean environment. Carefully clean the condenser with a garden hose once all debris has been removed.
Keep Heat-Producing Appliances Away From the Thermostat
When heated appliances, such as lamps, are near your thermostat, they trick the thermostat into thinking your home is warmer than it actually is. This will cause your North Port AC unit to run harder and longer than it actually needs to because the thermostat thinks your home needs to be cooled more.
On a similar note, try to avoid using your dryer and oven during the hottest parts of the day. This adds additional warm air to your home, which also causes your AC unit to work harder.
Change Your Filter Regularly
It is crucial that you are checking your air filter every month and replacing it at least every three months. If you have pets, you may want to swap it out every month to prevent the buildup of fur and other pet dander. This will keep your home’s air clean and healthy.
Your air filter is designed to catch natural particulate pollution in your home. If there is too much buildup, air cannot pass through the fine mesh as easily.
If you forget to change your air filter, your unit will have to work harder to cool the home, until it ends up freezing over.
Maximize Your North Port AC Unit today
These steps and more can help ensure your AC unit is healthy, which will in turn keep your home and its inhabitants healthy.
Taking the time to follow these tips and maintain your North Port AC unit will extend its life and keep it running efficiently. Contact us for more helpful tips and tricks on how to keep your new AC unit running effectively every season.
Get Help For Your Weird AC Sounds
Those weird AC sounds are trying to tell you something. Don’t ignore them.
If you’re experiencing any out-of-the ordinary AC phenomena, get in touch with us today. Contact us and we’ll get back to you quickly. Or, call our emergency service number and we’ll speak with you instantly.