Optimizing your AC’s Performance

Your Air Conditioning Unit is probably one of your more expensive appliances and contributes greatly to the comfort of you and your family. Making sure that it is performing at peak performance will save you money, head off costly repairs, extend the life of your unit, and provide comfort and peace of mind for a long time. Here are 3 actions you can take to get the best out of your air conditioning unit.

Increase the Thermostat

The cooler the temperature you demand of your AC unit, the harder it has to work to both produce that temperature and maintain it. Try adjusting your thermostat just a few degrees, and see how comfortable you can still be even at a higher temp. If you regularly set your thermostat for 68° try setting it to 72° or 73°. Gradually adjust every few days until you reach a temperature that’s comfortable, but not hot.

Change the Air Filter

Such a simple step that so many people neglect. When your filter is clogged with dust and debris, your AC unit has to work that much harder to pull air through it. Changing the filter on a regular basis relieves your unit of that extra strain, optimizing its efficiency. Air filters should be changed every 2-3 months, depending on your indoor air quality. Some households can get away with quarterly changes, other households should consider changing air filters monthly, especially if there are family members with allergies or asthma, or if there are pets.

Invest in Regular Maintenance

You don’t know what you don’t know. You may think everything is working just fine, but the smallest loose nut can wreak havoc and lead to bigger problems down the road. Regular maintenance keeps an eye on your unit, fixing minor issues before they turn in to bigger, costlier issues. Regular maintenance can tweak your system to ensure that your unit is operating at manufacturing standards and monitor anything that may pose a potential problem later on. The investment in regular maintenance buys you both efficiency and peace of mind.

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your AC?

Who knows? Appliace Doctor offers Maintenance Agreements where we can perform a full diagnostic of your system, alerting you to any potential future issues and ensuring that your system is running at optimal performance. Keep your system running efficiently and extend the life of your unit, while ensuring your peace of mind that when the temps rise you can count on your AC unit will do its job to keep you comfortable.

Concerned that your AC Unit isn’t performing at it’s best? Give Appliance Doctor a call and we’ll come out and take a look.