While many areas are starting to see temperatures cool down during this time of the year, in Texas, we are still running our AC systems to keep us cool during the day. In the summer months, your AC system can be accountable for up to 70% of your utility bill each month. This leaves many homeowners wondering what they can do to still be comfortable but have an AC system that is working as efficiently as possible. Absolute P&M Services is here to share some tips to ensure your central air conditioning unit isn’t working harder than it has to.
Make Sure Vents are Free of Dust & Debris
If you haven’t inspected the vents in your home recently, it may be time to give your home a walkthrough and find them all. You need to make sure they aren’t covered by anything and are all open. Your vents should be cleaned just like other areas in your home. They can be effectively cleaned out with your vacuum. You should also check the air supply vents and make sure they aren’t being blocked by debris like dust and pet hair as well.
Clean the Outside Condenser AC Unit
Every central air conditioning system has an outside unit. It can become cluttered by leaves, twigs and even overgrown landscaping. Your outdoor unit can’t work effectively if it isn’t able to get the air circulation needed to operate. If there are any shrubs, weeds, trash or other debris that could be standing in the way of free-flowing air, it needs to be removed so that your system can work more efficiently.
Repair Air Leaks
If your home has leaks around the doors, windows and in the attic, it can mean that your AC is working much harder than it should to keep your home cool. This means that your system will be running for longer periods of time and still not getting the results that you are looking for.
Window Coverings to Keep Sun Out
If you have windows that don’t have window coverings of some kind of them, installing some can be beneficial. Many people that are gone and working during the day, can close the blinds or curtains and keep their home much cooler. Your AC system won’t have to run around the clock to keep your home cool when you are gone.
Shade Your Outside AC Unit
The outside unit is something that many people don’t think much about. However, if it is in direct sunlight, the heat of the sun can have a big impact on your unit. If the unit itself is overheating, it has to work harder to cool your home.
Central AC Maintenance, Repairs & More in Santa Fe, Tomball, Sugar Land, Galveston & Greater Houston, Texas
If you have high utility bills, it could be because there is an issue with your central air conditioning system. The HVAC experts at Absolute P&M Services offer routine maintenance to help catch these problems before they end up costing you money throughout the summer as your unit isn’t working efficiently. Call us today!