3 Tips to Boost AC Efficiency

If the air conditioning system in your Sugarland, Texas, home isn’t keeping up with temperature spikes and high humidity levels, it may not be operating at peak efficiency. These tips can help you boost your AC efficiency without costing too much.

Replace the Filter

Your air conditioner uses a filter to remove contaminants from the air, including pollen, pet hair, dander, dust, dirt, and other tiny particles. When the filter is clogged, it can’t function properly, allowing these particles to move into the AC and settle in the ducts. As a result, your system has to work harder to move the cooled air, often resulting in weak airflow and poor indoor air quality.

You may also see a rise in your monthly bills since the unit is expending more energy during the warmer months. Replace your HVAC filter at least once every few months to make sure the system can operate efficiently.

Keep It Clean

It’s also smart to do some light cleaning around your AC and the vents. If you spot dust and debris forming on the outside of the vents, you can imagine what it looks like inside the ducts. Regular duct cleaning is a good option since this will remove the excess debris and allow air to flow more freely. You can also vacuum the vent covers with a soft brush attachment and make sure no furniture or other items are blocking the openings.

Reduce the Load

When it’s hot and humid outside, setting your thermostat to 62 degrees is going to put a lot of pressure on the air conditioner. Instead, try adjusting your thermostat to a more reasonable temperature, such as 70-75 degrees and relying on other methods to cool down the space. Ceiling fans can help move the air, which creates a cooling effect. During the hottest part of the day, keep your window coverings drawn to reduce how much sunlight comes through the glass.

Schedule maintenance service to keep your air conditioning system running more efficiently by calling Davis Air Conditioning & Heating at 888-710-5530.

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