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How to Boost Your AC’s Efficiency

Air conditioning in Panama City, FL is a necessity for any homeowner. You’ll know this if you’ve lived here for even one summer. The temperatures get hot and stay that way for months. It’s only wise to have a reliable and efficient AC system by your side for this weather.

The efficiency of your air conditioning is equally important for your comfort. Keeping up with your home’s air conditioning costs can because a nightmare if you don’t have the right knowledge. You should know how to keep your air conditioning running efficiently to cut these costs. That’s where our experts step in to help.

Use These Tips to Boost the Efficiency of Your Air Conditioning

These are a few simple ways that you can improve the efficiency of your air conditioning system.

  • Make sure the unit has enough cooling capacity for your home size

Your air conditioning should neither be too big nor too small. It should be the perfect fit for your home to prevent it from overperforming or underperforming. When you’re ready to start shopping around, our professionals are here to perform a load calculation and compare the best models around.

  • Look out for leaks or problems with seals or ductwork

Leaks and related problems can cost you more in the form of energy. Leaky ducts can cause the AC system to dysfunction, leading to a loss of cool air in your space. You should address any leaks promptly to prevent such losses with the work of a professional.

  • Clean your filters regularly

Cleaning the air filters and ductwork often will prevent clogging. It will also reduce the amount of dust in the system. Dirty filters interfere with the amount of airflow and reduce system efficiency. This is why we recommend swapping yours our at the start of each season. It’s something you can do all on your own as a homeowner. It’s also easy to do—call our professionals to have them walk you through it if you run into trouble.

We also recommend that you have your ducts cleaned on a regular basis. It helps your air conditioner get cool air to you with ease.

  • Keep your AC out of direct sunlight

Direct sunlight can damage your AC over time due to UV rays and high temperatures. Also, place the unit far away from heating sources like radiators and fireplaces. This will prevent it from working harder, which could increase energy consumption unnecessarily.

  • Adjust your thermostat regularly

Adjusting your thermostat by some degrees when it’s hot or cold or when you’re not home can help you save energy and money. You should beyond a programmable thermostat to a smart or Wi-fi model. These thermostats can automatically adjusts the home and help you save money.

  • Keep your AC clean and dust-free

Regularly clean your AC to maximize airflow. This will also help it stay in good condition. This can be as simple as removing leaves or debris on the outside unit when you notice them.

Always Choose a Professional

You don’t have to break your bank to maintain your AC’s efficiency. All you need is a team you can rely on. We recommend including the tips discussed above in your AC’s routine and always coming to our professionals when you need work that goes beyond this.

Contact Alexander Air Conditioning, Inc. today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.

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