3 Tips For Improving Your Air Conditioner's Performance


An air conditioning system can be one of the most expensive and important appliances that you have in your home. Due to the sizable importance of these systems, it can be beneficial for homeowners to learn more about the ways that they can improve the overall performance of their air conditioning system.

1. Improving The Ducting Can Boost Your Air Conditioner's Performance

It is easy to focus most of your attention on the visible and mechanical parts of your air conditioning system. While these are critical components, there are other important parts as well. For example, the ducting is a major component of these systems, and it can also be one of the more energy inefficient parts. This is due to the gaps that can exist between the sections of ducting. Having the ducting sealed and insulated can drastically reduce this source of inefficiency, and it is an upgrade that may only take a couple of days for a contractor to complete.

2. The Air Conditioning System Can Benefit From A Professional Cleaning

As time passes, your air conditioning system will start to accumulate extremely large amounts of dirt and dust. These materials can prevent the system from being able to circulate enough air for your house. Also, it can drive up your energy costs as the air conditioner will have to work for far longer to cool your home. In addition to cleaning the exterior unit, the ducting will also need to be cleaned. Fortunately, the air filters will remove most of the dirt and dust that can be pulled into the system. As a result, the ducting should only need this type of care once every few years.

3. Electrical Surges Are Extremely Damaging To Air Conditioning Systems

An electrical surge is a common problem for modern homes to experience. While it is well-known that these surges can be highly damaging to computers and other electronic devices, homeowners will often fail to realize that these surges can also harm their air conditioning systems. This is due to the variety of electronic components that are in the air conditioner. Additionally, extremely powerful surges can also have the effect of melting the internal wiring of the system. 

Preventing these damages will require the installation of a surge suppression system. Otherwise, you may find that you will have to replace your system or pay for expensive repairs as a result of this type of damage. To help you determine the best type of surge suppression system to install for your home, you should have the property professionally evaluated as these technicians will be able to perform the necessary calculations to determine the level of protection you require.

For more information, contact your local AC services.


19 June 2018

Cool off Your AC Bill

Every summer, I agonized over energy bills that would shoot into the stratosphere as a result of my efforts to keep cool in the heat. Every time I turned the temperature down, my bills increased. This summer, I decided to take some of the control over my energy bill back. I installed reflective film on my windows that reduced the amount of light and heat coming into the house. I started serving more cold meals or asking my husband to barbecue outside, so that my air conditioner didn't have to compete with the hot stove, and I started doing laundry at night to reduce appliance heat in the house at peak times. I also had ceiling fans installed. So far, the difference in my bill has been tremendous. This blog is a way for me to explore other ways to reduce energy drain during the summer months.