How to Make Your Air Conditioner More Energy Efficient

Energy efficiency is the latest trend these days, and why wouldn't it be? Wouldn't it be great to keep your home at a comfortable temperature and pay less in energy bills? If you are looking to make your home more energy efficient this summer, you should start with your air conditioner.

Get Regular Maintenance

Having air conditioner maintenance done doesn't just keep your air conditioner working for longer, it actually makes it more efficient. When everything is working as designed, only then is an AC unit at peak efficiency. Furthermore, when your maintenance technician comes out, they will inspect your ducts as well to check for any air leakage that makes the whole system less efficient.

Consider a Programmable Thermostat

Does your house really need to be at your desired temperature when you are at work? No, it doesn't. Certainly you can turn your thermostat up and down manually to efficiently use your air conditioning, but it is easy to forget. If you really want to increase efficiency, it may be best to invest in a new programmable thermostat.

Replace Your Filter

The dirtier your air filter becomes, the more difficult it becomes to push air through. The filter protects the quality of the air put into the system, so it is a necessary piece, but you also need to remember to replace it. The more you use your air conditioner, the more often you will need to replace that filter.

Keep Vents Clear

It is a common misconception that blocking off vents in one room will allow more airflow to another. Maybe you don't need AC in your empty guest room, but blocking off the airflow in the vents is not the answer. Instead, try closing the door. Blocking off the vent itself is incredibly hard on your ducts and may cause tears or leaks.

-A R Engh Team