You have a residential air conditioner in your house, and you rely on the unit during the warmer parts of the day and into the night during the spring and summer and into fall. You want to get the most out of your air conditioner, but you're not sure how. You know that just turning the unit on and off doesn't cut it, but what else can you do?
Here is a guide to help you get the most out of your air conditioning unit. Whether your air conditioner is brand new or aging, your HVAC contractor will also help you continue to get the most out of your unit as well.
Make sure the unit is installed correctly
Whether you have central air conditioning or your unit is placed in the wall, proper installation is key to helping your air conditioner operate more effectively. You want your air conditioner to run at its best capacity, so make sure to have the unit installed again if you feel a breeze around the unit or there are gaps in the areas where the unit has been placed.
Make sure the unit is big enough for the room, but not too big
If your air conditioner is too big for the room it's cooling, you'll waste energy while also putting the air conditioner at risk of freezing or overheating. If your air conditioner is too small for the room, then you will have another energy issue and risk putting too much pressure on your smaller unit. If you aren't sure if your air conditioner is the right size for the area it serves, ask your HVAC specialist. They will help you determine the best way to take care of your air conditioner and will also help you choose a new one if its size is off. Don't worry; you can always place your air conditioner in a new room of your home if it's not the right size.
Make sure to have the unit serviced regularly
Your air conditioner should be serviced regularly to ensure the safety and working abilities of the unit overall. If you cannot remember the last time you had your air conditioner looked at, now is the time to have your contractor take a look. Your AC specialist will be able to make any small repairs that are needed if your air conditioner is in need of a tune-up when you have it inspected.
Contact a residential air conditioning company for more information.