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How Can You Increase Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency?

To ensure you have a high-efficiency air conditioning system, you’ll want to invest in a unit that has a high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. Achieving high-efficiency is vital in order to lower your monthly cooling costs, which is a huge priority for San Antonio residents. In addition to installing a system with a high SEER rating, there are steps you can take to further increase your AC’s efficiency, thus saving energy and money. This is also helpful if you don’t have the funds to upgrade your system at this time.

Utilize a Ceiling Fan

A ceiling fan cannot reduce the temperature inside your home, however it can help your AC out by providing a cooling effect that allows you to set your thermostat about 5 degrees lower. This makes your air conditioner work more efficiently, and saves you money!

Clean Around the Outdoor Condenser Unit

Your air conditioner’s outdoor unit will work most effectively when it is clean and clear of debris. You might have it inspected and thoroughly cleaned during your routing maintenance appointment. However, you should at least be doing a visual inspection of your outside unit more often than every 6 months to a year, particularly this time of year.

Keep Vents Clear

You want to maintain steady airflow in your home, therefore you should vacuum dust and debris away from indoor supply vents. You’ll also want to make sure that items like blinds, furniture, toys, and other objects are away from your vents so that they aren’t blocked.

Check Your Thermostat Location

Do you have heat-generating appliances or lighting anywhere near your thermostat? Then it may be getting the message that the air in your home needs to be cooled more than normal. This causes your system to run longer and work harder than it would normally need to.

For air conditioning services throughout San Antonio, TX, contact Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating today. 

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