Cooling your home can account for more than half your electricity bills in the summer. If you’re like most homeowners, you’re looking for ways to reduce these bills. There are some simple things you can do to help your AC unit operate more efficiently.
Replace the Air Filters
When the air filters get dirty, they impede the flow of air. This makes your AC unit work harder than it needs to. Inspect the air filters every month and replace them when needed, which is usually every two to three months.
Clean Around the Outdoor AC Unit
Your outdoor AC unit needs space around it to have proper airflow. Remove any branches and debris at least a foot around all of its sides. You can spray down the outside of the AC unit to remove any excess dirt.
Schedule AC Maintenance
Schedule AC maintenance in the spring, so your cooling system operates more efficiently when needed in the warmer months. The service expert will clean critical parts and make sure your AC’s components are intact.
Weatherize Your Home
You should address any gaps around the doors and windows in your home. Otherwise, you’ll lose any cooled air through them in the summer. Caulk and weather strips can be purchased at any home improvement store to remedy this issue.
Unitedly Service Group in Rochester, MN performs AC maintenance, installations, and repairs on all HVAC systems. We also service boilers and offer indoor air quality solutions. Our 24/7 emergency service is available as well for any unexpected issues with your system. Find out more about our services by giving us a call today!