Kids at Home? You May Need More Help From Your AC
Summer is a busy time for families, which means kids are at home and your air conditioner is working longer hours to keep everyone cool. Your air conditioner performance is affected by a number of things and many of them you can control on your own.
The easiest and most effective way of boosting your air conditioner performance is by scheduling routine service on your cooling system. Douglas Cooling & Heating offers service, tune-ups and maintenance with NATE-certified professionals to keep your HVAC system healthy throughout the summer, and all year.
More people in your home means more heat added to a room, which forces your air conditioner to kick into high gear to keep everyone cool. Give your air conditioner a break!
Tips for Improving Air Conditioner Performance This Summer
Adjust Your Thermostat: Your thermostat settings can either help or hinder your air conditioner performance. Turn your thermostat up a few degrees before you go to bed and turn it back down when you wake up.
This will allow your cooling system to not cycle on when you are asleep, giving it a much-needed break. If you are leaving the house for an extended period of time, adjust the thermostat settings again to give your unit a vacation from cooling when you aren’t home.
A programmable thermostat will improve your air conditioner performance even more because you can program the thermostat to adjust its temperature based on your daily schedule. You won’t need to remember to change the settings manually with a programmable thermostat.
Check Your Filter: The air filter traps and eliminates any indoor air pollutants from entering your home. When your filter is dirty or clogged, contaminants escape filtration and accumulate inside your ductwork.
Excess dirt and debris will even build up inside your air conditioning unit, hindering your air conditioner performance. Check your air filter once a month and replace it every 2 to 3 months as necessary to reduce wear and tear on your air conditioner.
Seal Air Leaks: Holes, gaps and leaks in your ductwork allow cool air to escape, causing your air conditioner performance and efficiency to falter. Sealing your ducts will ensure precious air and energy doesn’t escape from your home and will help your cooling system maintain even temperatures in every room in your house.
Douglas Cooling & Heating offers duct sealing services performed by our NATE-certified technicians. We will seal any leaks and notify you of any issues likely causing the leaks.
Block the Sun: Direct sun into your home through windows and doors will make the temperature in a room increase without you realizing it. The increase in temperature will cause your thermostat to signal to your cooling system and kick into action.
You can reduce the amount of sun filtering into your home by pulling the shades down during the hottest times of the day. This will stop your thermostat from cycling on and improve your air conditioner performance when it’s hot outside.
Douglas Cooling & Heating Will Do “Whatever it Takes”
Help your air conditioner performance by taking advantage of the tips listed above. You will notice your system performing more efficiently and you will save money in the long run while everyone is crowded indoors this summer.
For maintenance or a tune-up on your air conditioner, call Douglas Cooling & Heating today. Our technicians have seen it all and are standing by ready to assist you with your HVAC needs.