Improve Air Conditioner Efficiency with the 3 Most Effective Methods
By reading this it’s apparent you are looking for ways to improve air conditioner efficiency. When its summer, everyone needs to be having their air conditioner in the best condition. This is going to make sure that you are living comfortably in the hot weather. To enhance air conditioning efficiency, several things a homeowner has to know. Keeping in mind that during summer the air conditioner system can easily make the utility bill go high. So, here is a list of the most cost-effective and impactful ways to ensure that your air conditioning system is running at top efficiency. Many energy efficiency methods on the market will make very small marginal differences. From our experience, addressing these top three areas produces the most impactful results quickly and economically.
1. Have Air Vents Cleaned by a Professional
Cleaning the vents will most definitely improve air conditioner efficiency in your home. In addition, to improving efficiency it will also dramatically improve the indoor air quality of the home as well. We only recommend professional duct cleaning companies that use negative pressure to clean the events. In addition, we highly recommend that the duct cleaning company use an anti-microbial treatment in the vents, to kill any residual mold. One of the primary differences you will probably notice right away is an increase in the strength of airflow coming from the vents. By removing your vent’s debris, your system can now provide a steady airflow without restriction. It is also important to keep items such as the blind and furniture from blocking the vents.
2. Install a Programmable Thermostat
You can always improve air conditioner efficiency by increasing the thermostat temperature by just a few degrees. However, most of us desire to be comfortable and enjoy walking into a cool house on a hot summer’s day. By having a programmable thermostat on your air conditioner will help you be in a position to adjust the temperature during the different times of the day. It is also going to help you adjust the temperature of your house when you are out of the house for some hours. It is also important to keep appliances that have heat away from your thermostat. This is because if you programmable thermostat will sense that there is heat around it will need to cool the air. This will make your system run for longer and work much harder than it needs to and in the long run reducing the air conditioner efficiency.
3. Insulate the Attic to R50+
It is essential to have efficient attic insulation for your home. This will ensure that your system works easier by creating a bigger barrier between hot and cold temperatures. When your attic is properly insulated, it causes both your air conditioner and heater to run less by maintaining indoor temperatures more effectively. We have seen customer’s utility bills drop by as much as 50% just by insulating their attic. Most customers see noticeable cost savings, that the cost of insulation most often is paid for in just 3-6 months. Most attics in the Kansas City metro area are insulated with an R20 rating. It is recommended by Energy Star standards to insulate attics in our area a minimum of R50 for maximum efficiency benefits. Hands down we have seen attic insulation to be the most noticeable energy improvement method.