Your air conditioning unit is easily one of the most important parts of your Mesa home. While 50 years ago you might have managed to stay comfortable by opening windows and hanging wet sheets, those tricks won’t work today. All the asphalt and concrete in and around most neighborhoods heat up to extreme temperatures in the summer months and make a smoothly working AC system a necessity.
Here are a few tricks and tips from your AC contractor on how to air condition your home like a pro (and save energy and money to boot):
Replace your air filter
This may sound like stating the obvious, but do you know why replacing your air filter is so important? Clogged and dirty filters can have a significant impact on your AC’s performance. They reduce air flow, make the system work harder, increase energy consumption and can even cause equipment failure from particles that manage to pass by the clogged filter. Replace your filter regularly for best air HVAC performance.
Identifying and stopping air leaks can prevent as much as 25% of airflow to escape from ducts. Not finding and fixing duct leaks is a major way to waste energy. By not properly transporting air around your home, your HVAC system has to work longer and harder, costing you more. Some minor duct leaks can be fixed as DIY project, but larger project require the assistance of your Mesa air conditioning repair technician.
If your duct is in a hot place such as your attic, make sure it is properly insulated. This will prevent your unit from having work too hard and you will save money down the road.
Help your AC
… to not having to work so hard and so long. Keep your house as cool as you can throughout the day by closing shutters and curtains, lowering blinds and run ceiling fans for your comfort (as they don’t really change the temperature in your home).
A new air conditioning system not only runs more efficiently, saving you money this way, but your power company may even offer incentives for installing a new Mesa unit such as rebates etc.
For more tips on how to air condition your Mesa home like a pro contact your local AC technician today. Comfort Experts is your full service Mesa air conditioning contractor and we are looking forward to helping your AC to run more efficient as well.
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