Air Conditioning: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Unit

Posted on: 7 May 2021


As your weather gets warmer, your need for air conditioning becomes stronger. If you use your air conditioning unit wisely, you can have cleaner, more efficiently cool air in your home. Your HVAC specialist should inspect and repair your air conditioner as needed to ensure it's working properly. This guide is to help you get the most out of your air conditioning unit overall so you spend less cooling your home and allow your AC unit to work its best.

Get the right-sized unit for your home

If you've recently remodeled, added onto your home, or have more rooms you need to get cool, make sure your air conditioner is up to the task. The air conditioning unit you have in your home is designed to cool the square footage you have already and may not be able to cool your entire home if you add sizable square footage to your living space. Have your HVAC specialist come to your home to check to see if your air conditioning unit is ideal and if not, have them upgrade your home for better cooling and efficiency.

Close vents you don't need to use

If you have rooms in the home that stay cooler on their own or don't want to cool, close their vents. Close doors to these rooms as well to allow the air to travel through the home most efficiently. This way, your air conditioning only reaches the rooms in the house you actually want to keep cool. This will not only allow your air conditioner to run less often because desired temps are reached, but it also allows you to save money on your air conditioning costs at the same time.

Pick the right air conditioning temp

Perhaps the best and easiest way to get the most out of your air conditioning unit is this: crank the thermostat up. If you're not keeping your home at a cool and modest 78 degrees, then it's time to start.

Keeping your home at a steady higher thermostat setting will allow your air conditioning unit to have an easier time maintaining your home's temperature. You'll also experience cheaper energy costs in the warmer months because of it.

Your HVAC specialist can further assist you in keeping your home as energy-sound as possible. When you need air conditioning services, don't handle the work or repairs on your own. Have your HVAC specialist regularly service your air conditioning unit so you can catch potential issues before they become expensive ones.