When you live in a climate such as ours, you don’t really get much of a break from the heat at all. That means your air conditioner doesn’t get a break from operating, and as such can cost you a lot in energy bills. Naturally, you’d like to spend as little as possible in order to keep cool and comfortable in your home. The good news is, there are a few ways to do so without avoiding the use of your air conditioning in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, which would pretty much be unbearable to do.
Follow these guidelines below and not only will you see lower cooling costs, but you can help your air conditioner work more effectively and efficiently in the years to come.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance
In Florida, it’s recommended that you have this service done in early spring, if not before that. This is to ensure that your cooling system is ready for the heat long before it hits full force. AC system problems can be sneaky, and you might go into summer with a nasty issue lurking in the system without even realizing it.
Scheduling yearly maintenance (or bi-annual maintenance, if you have a heat pump) allows our technicians to locate and resolve any problems that might exist in your AC system before they have a chance to grow into much bigger emergencies. It also allows us to thoroughly clean your system. This helps it function better, and more efficiently!
Call for Repairs and Replace When It’s Time
Preventive maintenance will certainly reduce your risk of facing a serious problem with your air conditioner. However, there are often small repair needs that come up during maintenance that are important to tackle right away. Even if just a small component needs replacement, neglecting it for too long can cause a domino effect, where you see multiple parts of your system begin to fail.
As a result, your air conditioner may break down altogether, and will certainly not work as efficiently as possible. There are many symptoms to watch out for that indicate your AC is in disrepair. Strange and unfamiliar noises are one such symptom. Another symptom is a decrease in airflow or cooling power.
If your air conditioner is aging (older than 10-15 years) and you find yourself making repair after repair while draining your wallet, it may be time to decide if it makes more economic sense to replace your air conditioner (it probably does). Running an aging air conditioner is not an efficient use of your energy, since it simply cannot function as it used to once it reaches a certain point.
Use Your Ceiling Fans!
Even if your air conditioner has no repair needs, and is diligently maintained, there are still things you can do to improve its efficiency. For instance, you can use your ceiling fans! Ceiling fans won’t reduce the temperature of the rooms they’re in by themselves. However, when used in combination with your air conditioner, they help to better distribute the air so that you can turn the thermostat up a few degrees and the cooling system doesn’t have to work as hard.
For more air conditioning advice and exceptional HVAC services, contact Envirotech Air Quality Services today!