If you need to use commercial services for your air conditioner, you may also wonder if there are things you can do to improve its energy efficiency. Unfortunately, as the result of scientific laws and principles, your air conditioner will probably never be 100% energy efficient. But there are still a few things you can do to improve its efficiency, therefore saving you money on cooling costs.
Here are three secrets to increase the energy efficiency of your air conditioner:
1. Find Other Ways to Cool Your Home
One way to save energy with your air conditioner is to run it less often. But when it's really hot, this can be challenging to do. To avoid running your air conditioner more often in the summer, try finding alternate ways to cool your home. One of the best ways is to use fans. Having a fan in a room can make it feel several degrees cooler even though the air conditioner setting isn't any lower.
2. Avoid Generating Unnecessary Heat
Another way to stay cool and keep your air conditioner as efficient as possible is to avoid making it warmer in your home or office. While creating heat inside the home is inevitable, you can still take some steps to avoid heating up your home unnecessarily during the summer season.
First, avoid using the oven or stove during the hottest parts of the days or week. The stove and oven make it extremely warm in the kitchen, with the heat spreading throughout the house.
Second, if you must do a lot of cooking, keep kitchen windows open to circulate out the extra hot air. It won't necessarily cool the house, but it will keep it from getting as warm is it would with the windows closed. This means less cooling needed from the air conditioner.
3. Keep Your Air Filter Clean
A clogged air filter will block the flow of air in an HVAC system. This means the HVAC's air handler has to work harder to move the same amount of air, which can lead to inefficiency. Every few months, check your air filter to see if it's dirty. If it is, clean or replace the filter as necessary.
To see how commercial services can help your air conditioner run as efficiently as possible, feel free to contact Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning whenever the time is right for you.