You deserve to come home to a nice and cool home in the hot summer. That’s why taking care of your A/C is so important—and at New Berlin Heating & Air Conditioning, we want to help you do just that. Below, our experts are sharing advice on how you can minimize strain and improve air conditioner efficiency to avoid breakdowns and keep it running. Read it over, then call us for service.
6 Ways to Minimize Strain on Your A/C
Set Your Thermostat Higher
Some summer days, you just can’t help but blast the A/C. But the higher you set your thermostat, the less your system will have to work—and the less stress is put on it. Plus, for every degree you raise the temperature in your home, you can save four to five percent on your monthly energy bills.
In summer, oscillating and ceiling fans are your best friends. They go a long way in circulating air through your home. Try running your A/C until it hits your desired temp, then let your fans push that cool air throughout your house. It can help keep you comfortable without constantly running your cooling system.
Replace Your Air Filter
Your filter is designed to capture airborne contaminants that flow through your ducts. However, over time, those pollutants can clog the filter, forcing your air conditioner to work harder to push air past it. By regularly replacing your filter (once every one to three months), you can keep air flowing smoothly and reduce the amount of stress put on your cooling system.
Install a Dehumidifier
Along with summer heat comes higher humidity. Instead of running your A/C to get rid of it, try a whole-home dehumidifier. These systems are specifically designed to remove excess moisture in your house, which cools everything down. In fact, you can run your dehumidifier without needing to touch your cooling system, which will help you save energy and reduce strain on the unit.
Schedule Regular Maintenance Appointments
Routine A/C maintenance is a simple service but one that can save you many headaches. Our experts will clean and tune every working part inside your system, ensuring that everything is operating smoothly. We’ll also look for and fix minor problems before they get worse and cause breakdowns. With maintenance, your system will be like new, which means little strain and a lot of cooling power.
Ask New Berlin Heating’s Experts for Help
With many years of experience and expertise—and ongoing training in our onsite lab—New Berlin Heating can help you resolve any comfort issue, from air conditioner efficiency concerns to indoor air pollution.