The biggest part of your monthly energy bill in the Valley of the Sun can be attributed to heating and cooling your house. So, it just makes sense to search for ways to increase your HVAC system’s efficiency. With summer approaching, here are some cool ways to increase the energy efficiency of your air conditioning.
Keep the Outdoor Unit Clean
Start by keeping the area around your outside unit clean. Restricted air flow forces the fan motor to work harder, which will lead to increased unit energy consumption. Plus, by removing any debris that may obstruct airflow to the unit, you’ll be prolonging the lifespan of your HVAC system. Bruce’s is here to provide a thorough cleaning during a twice-yearly maintenance visit, too.
Change Air Filters
When air filters are clogged, a number of issues can occur. The fan motors will be forced to work harder to push air through the filters. If you find that your air filters are getting dirty very quickly, you may need to have your local HVAC technicians look at your indoor air quality. There may be issues that should be investigated to help your indoor air quality as well as AC efficiency.
Insulate Air Ducts
You can immediately improve the efficiency of your system by insulating exposed ducts. You can also seal all holes and gaps that may be leaking cool air, leading to reduced energy efficiency. If your ductwork is not adequately sealed and insulated, you may need to call your local HVAC professionals to perform an energy audit prior to insulating ductwork.
Keep Window Coverings Closed During the Day
Your AC will work extra hard to cool your house down during daytime hours when window coverings are kept open and exposed to direct sunlight. Even though this will make only a small difference on overall bills for cooling your home, every little bit counts when you keep blinds, shades, and drapes closed during the day. These tips will add up to big savings when combined with other energy conservation measures.
Call Bruce’s for AC Efficiency
These tips will help get you started on trimming back your monthly energy costs. Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating professionals have even more ideas that can help save you money and energy. Call our experts today at 480-968-5652 to schedule your service appointment. We’re available for our customers 24/7/365.