It is 4:00 in the morning, it is dredging cold and you can’t sleep. You reach out to turn on your air conditioner... Notice something different? Heard that squeaks and squeals? And this time you will ask yourself, “Oh, maybe it’s just an animal." Let me tell you, NO. It is not a raccoon or a squirrel. It is your HVAC unit failing.
Ask yourself, when was the last time your HVAC System got checked? Stop neglecting and start caring before it’s too late.
Why now? And not later?
HVAC Unit is worth an investment. It can last you how many years if treated right. Regular maintenance allows your system to work at top efficiency year in and out – and save you money for repair services and high electricity bills. Avoiding necessary maintenance ensures a straight decline in air conditioning and can cost you a hundred bucks just for repair. Keeping your air conditioner maintained is one way of saving money on energy, and at the same time, you are extending its lifespan, saving a costly year or two for early replacement.
An effective and efficient air conditioning unit doesn’t happen the moment after you buy it. It is not something “I’ll buy you and that’s that.” Everything lasts, including your AC unit, especially if mistreated. Here are some ways to improve the efficiency of your air conditioner to provide you the best comfort possible.
Air Conditioner Filters. The most important task of all is to check, clean, and routinely replace your air filters. A dirty air filter can cause poor airflow of air in your air conditioning system. This can be the reason for your coughing, sneezing, and allergies. Dirty, clogged air filters can decrease the optimum efficiency of your system. Replacing a clogged, dirty air filter with a clean or new one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% up to 15%.
Air Conditioner Coils. Condenser coils act as one of the biggest parts of an air conditioner’s cooling process. And because it is located outside, it is prone to susceptible dirt buildup because of dust and possible foliage. To protect your system’s coils and avoid these problems, clean it as necessary, and check it every year.
Vents. Clean and vacuum your indoor vents as often as possible. Dust and debris near your indoor supply vents can affect the steady airflow of your AC unit causing it to malfunction.
Insulate any exposed ductwork. Air leaks are another cause of air conditioner inefficiency in your home. If leaks are present, then the cool air produced by your unit to your home is going to move outside. This problem will cost a high electricity bill if left untreated.
HVAC system is a very useful component in living a comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient home. Why not make an effort and make every penny count? Rain or snow, hot or cold, AC System is there to attend to your daily needs. Maybe it is time for you to bring back the favor. Hire a professional and get it maintained.