Summer is just around the corner, temperatures are on the rise and many of you already have an air conditioner installed or are thinking of getting one to help you beat the heat.
Pro Ace Heating & Cooling has come up with a list of tips to help you get the most out of your air conditioner and make sure it is running properly and efficiently.
Close any doors, vents, or air ducts to rooms that do not need to be cooled. This will reduce the amount of energy used by your air conditioner by focusing the cold air to the central rooms of your house.
Inspect your air filters. Keeping your filters fresh and clean will help your air conditioner to run cooler. Air conditioners with disposable filters generally need to be replaced every month. For reusable filter systems, consult your manual for recommended clean times.
Turn your AC down at night. Temperatures usually drop during night time so you don’t need the same level of cooling as you would during the daytime.
Use a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats are easy and inexpensive to install. You can prevent over-cooling or under-cooling and set different temperatures for different times of the day.
Make sure your air conditioner is unobstructed. Check to see if you have any furniture, drapes, and other objects that may block the airflow of the a/c unit.
Service Your Air Conditioner. The BC Safety Authority recommends annual inspections for your A/C. Some basic maintenance might be all your air conditioner needs. Pro Ace provides a detailed inspection to make sure your air conditioner performs optimally.
Consider a high efficiency air conditioner. Newer air conditioners have a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio which measures how much cooling is produced for each unit of energy it consumes) rating of 13 and above which may drastically reduce your energy bill. Pro Ace Heating carries a large selection of efficient and affordable air conditioners ready to be installed in your home.
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We hope you find these tips helpful to keep your a/c running cool and efficient for the summer. If you have any questions or are interested in servicing or installing an air conditioner, our friendly representatives are always ready to take your call at 604-293-3770.