Why You Shouldn't Put off Your Annual AC Inspection

3 Ways To Help Your Air Conditioner Cool Your Home

One of the best things that you can do for your air conditioner is to find ways to assist it when it comes to cooling your home, mostly because this can result in you saving a lot of money and reducing the amount of strain that is placed on your air conditioner. Listed below are three ways to help your air conditioner cool your home.

Place Fans Throughout Your Home

One of the simplest ways to help your air conditioner cool your home is to keep air flowing throughout the entire house as much as possible. When you keep the air flowing throughout the house, the entire home will feel much cooler and the cool air produced by your air conditioner will spread much faster, which means that the air conditioner does not need to stay on as long. In order to accomplish this goal, you should consider purchasing and placing several fans throughout your home to keep the home a few degrees cooler when the air conditioner is off and to make sure that some of the cold air produced by the air conditioner continues to be felt for hours after the air conditioner has turned itself off.

Keep Your Interior Doors Open As Much As Possible

Another way to help you air conditioner cool your home is to simply keep your interior doors open as much as possible throughout the day. The reason for this is that it will allow the heat in the rooms throughout your home to dissipate throughout the house, which will prevent any one room from getting overly hot and causing the air conditioner to turn itself on unnecessarily. In addition, by keeping the interior doors open as much as possible, the air from the air conditioner will be able to spread more quickly and thus result in your home reaching the desired temperature in a much shorter amount of time.

Clean Or Replace The Filter Regularly

Finally, make sure to clean or replace the air conditioner filter regularly, particularly during the summer when you are likely going to be using the air conditioner a lot. This is necessary because a clogged filter can cause a lot of damage to your air conditioner in addition to making your air conditioner much less efficient. This means that your air conditioner is more likely to require repairs if it is allowed to run with a clogged filter for too long and that your utility bills will go up quite a bit if the filter is clogged or dirty.

Contact an HVAC service or contractor today in order to discuss the various ways in which you can help your air conditioner cool your home. Placing fans through your home, keeping your interior doors open as much as possible, and cleaning or replacing the filter regularly are just three great options to consider when trying to help your air conditioner keep your home will. A contractor will also be able to supply you with HVAC maintenance tips. 

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Why You Shouldn't Put off Your Annual AC Inspection

I almost always have my air conditioner inspected every spring before I start using it in the summer. However, last year I decided to skip the inspection. Everything had been OK for the last couple of years, so I assumed that it would be fine this year as well. Why not save a few dollars and skip the annual check up, just this once? Of course, this was the year that my air conditioner decided to break down. It ran for a few days, but it never really seemed to get cool enough to bring the indoor temperature down. Then it started making a loud noise, right before shutting off completely. By that time, the AC repair company was swamped like it always is when the weather is warm, and I had to wait days for an appointment. Next year, I will definitely be getting that yearly inspection first.

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