Summers in Kitchener-Waterloo can be extremely hot and unforgiving. If you’re paying to keep your whole home cool in the summer with air conditioning, it can get pretty expensive. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can help to reduce stress on your air conditioner, saving you money and prolonging the life of your system. Here’s how.
Change Your Air Filter
If you’ve read about air conditioner maintenance or good air conditioner ownership in the past, then you know the importance of changing your air filter. Regardless of if you have a central air conditioner that uses your furnace filter, or a ductless air conditioner with its own air filter, it’s absolutely essential that you change your air filter at least once every 90 days, checking every 30 days for clogging. By changing your air filter as recommended, you’re going to reduce stress on your air conditioner and save money in the long run.
Keep Your Shades Drawn
Sunlight heats a home very quickly. Although it’s nice to open up the blinds for extra light during the day, in order to keep your home cool and comfortable without increasing your AC, keeping your shades, curtains, and blinds closed during the day will reduce the load on the AC.
Invest In A Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats do more than just look cool. A great way to reduce the stress on your air conditioner throughout the summer is to install a smart thermostat to regulate your home’s comfort by adjusting the temperature to your schedule. A programmable thermostat can be set to your occupancy schedule so you’re spending less on energy when you’re not at home.
Use Your Fans
Cold air falls and warm air rises. Ceiling fans are ideal for keeping the air moving and mixed. For AC season, try running the ceiling fans in reverse, where the air is being drawn from the floor upwards. This can greatly improve the consistency of the temperature in and throughout your home and also help reduce the load on the AC system.
Schedule Preventative Maintenance
Scheduling a preventative maintenance appointment once every year for your air conditioner is the best way to ensure that it stays efficient and lives a long life. With preventative maintenance, technicians can inspect your air conditioner and alert you to any deficiencies that exist or may be likely to occur. A well-maintained air conditioner is more efficient, more cost-effective, has a longer lifespan, and produces higher quality air than one that is not well-maintained.
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