How to Make Your AC Run More Efficiently

person laying on couch controlling AC unit

Your air conditioning system plays a vital role in keeping your home comfortable, especially during warmer months. Some homeowners opt for HVAC repairs or maintenance service rather than buying a new system or upgrading their unit. 

Surprisingly, such a strategy can often be the more prudent choice because there are ways to improve the performance and efficiency of your AC system without spending much. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to make their AC systems run more efficiently.

Need help yourself? Here are some tips to keep in mind:

Clean Windows and Vents

AC filters are hard at work cleaning the air you breathe. When there’s an overload of dirt, however, filters fill up fast, preventing proper air intake. Cleaning windows and vents regularly can help keep dirt and debris at bay, ensuring your air conditioning system doesn’t have to strain to take in air for cooling.

Change Filters Regularly

After a while, your HVAC’s filtration system can fail because of clogging or the accumulation of too much dirt. To avoid unnecessary air conditioning repair expenses, always change your filters when they’re nearing the end of their service life. Have your AC filters checked regularly by qualified HVAC technicians? 

Take Care of Your Thermostat

Don’t place your thermostat near heat-prone areas. Thermostats are actually temperature-sensitive and won’t work as well when placed near lighting fixtures, for instance.

Add More Insulation 

Your cooling system can run more efficiently when a room is properly insulated. In addition to investing in actual insulation installation, you can also use window treatments to keep outdoor heat out and energy-efficient windows to retain indoor heat. Anything to help maintain indoor conditions will help keep your AC from working overtime just to keep you comfortable.

Need Help From the Experts?

Bounds Heating & Air is your leading choice for quality services, including HVAC maintenance and indoor air quality solutions. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (352) 278-9123 or fill out our online contact form. We serve Alachua, FL, and surrounding communities in Florida.