Have you noticed that your utility bills keep rising as the summer rolls on? You may not realize it, but the problem could be in your AC’s efficiency — because an AC that doesn’t work well costs you more money. Lucky for you, there are few easy ways to improve your AC’s efficiency with little to no major effort.
Clear the Space Around the Outside Condenser
Over time, leaves, branches, and other debris can gather around your AC’s outside condenser unit. This can block your unit’s air intake and make it work harder to function. If the area around the unit is clear, it will be able to get more air and run more efficiently.
Keep Your Blinds Closed
If you keep your blinds or curtains open during the day while the sun is shining on your house, your home will heat up, counteracting your AC’s efforts. That will make it work harder to keep the area cool. While the sun is out, keep your blinds closed to keep extra heat out of your home.
Vacuum Your Vents
The same way debris can block your outdoor unit’s air intake, if the vents pumping air to your home are dirty, dusty, or blocked entirely, air can’t get through your home to cool it, and your AC works a lot harder to achieve your desired temperature.
Increase Your Thermostat
If it’s 90℉ outside, and your thermostat is set to 65℉ , your AC is going to have to work really hard to get your entire home to that temperature. Instead of having it set that low, increase it by just five degrees to give your unit an easier job and let it run more efficiently.
Watch Your Appliance Usage
Appliances, such as your clothes dryer and oven create a lot of heat that spreads throughout your home, counteracting your AC’s efforts. You can improve your AC’s efficiency by only running those appliances during the evening when the outside temperatures aren’t as hot, and your AC doesn’t have to work as hard.
For all your AC needs near Kissimmee, trust the experts at Ace Solves It All. For over two decades, we have been proudly serving Orlando, FL and the surrounding communities, and we live by our motto of “One Call Solves It All.” For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (407) 850-4900.