The hot summer days in West Palm Beach, Florida, force your AC system to work the hardest. Here are some ways to increase your comfort, save energy, lower your utility bills, and maximize efficiency when your AC System needs help to keep your home cool.
Adjust Your Thermostat
To save money and keep your AC from working too hard, increase your thermostat’s temperature by a few degrees. You may not think you can cope with a five-degree increase, but by increasing the temperature by one degree every few days, you’ll acclimate to the new setting.
Alternatively, invest in a programmable thermostat, allowing you to program your AC according to your schedule. Program your thermostat to increase your home’s temperature by five to eight degrees when you’re not there. A programmable thermostat allows you to cool your home before you arrive back home. This hands-off approach helps to prolong the life of your AC while still maintaining efficiency.
Clean Around the Outdoor Condenser Unit
Take the time during summer to check for any trees, roots, leaves, or other debris around the outdoor condenser unit. Keeping the area around your condenser unit clean and clear is very important, as your AC’s outdoor condenser unit is vital to its efficiency.
Close Your Curtains and Blinds
Another easy way to boost your AC system’s efficiency is to draw your curtains and close your blinds during the heat of the day. This will help reduce the amount of heat entering your home, thus avoiding making your AC unit work too hard.
Close the curtains and blinds before you leave for work to allow the rooms to stay cooler throughout the day. When you get home, open them and enjoy the late-afternoon sun in a cool home.
Check to see if any of the vents in your home are blocked by debris or dust; if they are, vacuum them. Make sure that no furniture, rugs, or blinds are blocking the vents. This simple trick can boost your AC’s efficiency.
Following these tips will certainly keep your AC working efficiently. Call our team at Den-Air at (561) 533-0716 for additional ways to keep your AC running efficiently.
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