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8 Ways to Make Your Air Conditioning Unit More Efficient

Air conditioning units are great additions to homes and businesses in the South East of England. They keep us cool in the summer, improve the air quality, and manage the heat produced by appliances in industrial settings. It’s important you do everything you can to keep your air conditioning unit working efficiently so that it can keep doing its job. In this post, we’ll show you eight easy ways to make your AC unit more efficient.

Keep Your Thermostat Up a Few Degrees

Air conditioners are used to maintain a comfortable temperature in a room, but boosting your thermostat temperature by just a couple of degrees can be beneficial. This decreases the work your AC unit needs to put in, meaning it will consume less power. This will help lower your bills and keep your air conditioning system working efficiently for longer.

Use a Smart Thermostat

A programmable thermostat allows you to schedule your air conditioning unit and turn it off and on remotely. This is incredibly useful when you forget to shut it off, and means you can program it for specific times of the day.

Again, this helps improve the longevity of your AC system and reduces your energy bills in the process.

Regularly Clean and Replace the Filters

Air conditioning filters get filled with dust quite quickly, so changing them out and cleaning them regularly is a must. Not only is it a fire risk to leave them filled, but it will also reduce the efficiency of your unit.

Luckily, cleaning and replacing the filters is an easy job you can do yourself. But if you’re struggling or your AC unit is out of reach, our team can do this for you as part of a scheduled maintenance check.

Keep Away Heat-Producing Appliances

Computers, ovens, media systems, and many other electrical appliances all produce heat. When these are near your air conditioner, it needs to work harder to keep the room at a comfortable temperature. Stop your system from working longer and harder than it needs to be by keeping any electrical appliances away from the unit.

Keep the AC Vents Clear

Your AC unit has vents to allow the system to remain cool and not overheat while it’s on. Keep these clear of dust and debris to avoid the system overheating and causing a breakdown. Anything that stops the airflow will increase pressure in the duct system, meaning your air conditioner will consume more power than it should.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

The best way to keep your AC running efficiently is by scheduling regular air conditioning maintenance. This will ensure your AC system is running smoothly and minimises the chance of costly breakdowns.

At ACS Air Conditioning, we provide regular maintenance contracts for both domestic and commercial clients in the South East of England. We’ll create a schedule that works for you to come out and maintain your AC system. From changing filters to diagnosing faults, we’ll ensure your system is working efficiently.

Call our team today, and we’ll arrange a free site visit to talk you through our maintenance packages: 01483 415 935


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