Living in Florida, you rely on your air conditioning unit day in and day out during the majority of the year, but particularly during the summer when it’s constantly hot and humid. Although it’s a necessity, cooling your home can get expensive, so you want your air conditioning unit to work as efficiently as possible. Here are some of our top tips for making your system run more efficiently.
- Change the air filters in your home regularly. This is one simple and cheap thing you can do to increase the efficiency of your air conditioner.
- If your home has a programmable thermostat, use it. Set your home’s temperature to be a little bit warmer during times you’re not regularly there. And set it so that it starts cooling your home down again before you arrive home.
- Are there gaps in your front or back door’s weatherstripping? Replace this weatherstripping if it’s wearing out, so that cooled air can’t easily escape through your doors.
- On particularly hot days, don’t use your dryer or oven. Both of these appliances will circulate warm air throughout your home, causing your AC unit to work harder.
Most importantly, don’t underestimate the importance of regular air conditioning maintenance. Having maintenance done on your system can reduce the likelihood of emergency repairs, help your unit last longer, and make your air conditioner work more efficiently overall. Contact us today to set up an air conditioning maintenance appointment!