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7 Ways to make my AC more effective

Your AC unit is one of the most important yet cost effective pieces of equipment in your household especially when temperatures outside start to rise. Like most homeowners, you want the most productivity out of your AC. With some advice from our technicians at Monroe Heating & Air, here are some pointers on how your AC can run more effectively this summer:

Regularly Change Air filters

One of the most important jobs of the air filter is to defend your AC unit’s fans, coils and motors from dust, dirt and bacteria. When the air filter is clogged or dirty, it can cause the rest of your equipment to work harder to keep your house feeling comfortable. Air filters should be routinely checked monthly and changed every 2 – 3 months to keep your AC unit running the most effectively this summer.

Clean Condenser Coils

Condenser Coils are very important in helping an AC unit run and just like air filters, they need to stay clean. A condenser coil is a piece of hardware on the AC unit that gathers heat from the inside of the house and releases outside. Dirty condenser coils can lead to blockage which can prevent heat from escaping to the outside thus causing inevitable trouble for your AC unit. With proper routine maintenance and a yearly professional condenser coil cleanings, your AC unit will have better chances at running more efficiently. 

Seal Ducts

When it comes to ductwork, air leakage is unfortunately common. Duct sealing is a process done to lock air leaks and prevent problems like poor indoor air quality, energy loss and negative effects on your AC unit. Another simple and effective way to help prevent duct and ventilation difficulties is to make certain furniture or other objects aren’t blocking any vents.

Sealed Windows and Doors

Lessening the amount of air leakage inside and outside of your home could lead to some outstanding benefits for your AC unit. Air leakages could possibly be the sources of poor indoor air quality and the reason why your AC unit is strained. By caulking the air leaks or updating your windows and doors, your AC unit could hugely benefit by putting in less work to keep your house at a colder temperature by keeping the cool air locked inside your home leaving the hot summer heat out.

Correct Insulation

Insulation does more than just warm your house in the winter it also keeps your home cool during the summer being beneficial year round. Proper insulation is that extra barrier in your attic and walls that helps prevent outside temperatures from reaching the inside of your home. If your home feels drafty even after sealing, consider checking out the insulation in your home. Because of proper insulation, your AC unit could use a lot less work to keep your house a lot cooler this summer.

Routine maintenance

Keeping your AC unit in tip top condition is very important with how effective your home will stay cool this summer and proper maintenance is key. Keeping the blades, coils and other components in your AC unit clean will help with energy efficiency and the longevity of your equipment. Clogs and dirty equipment could up the AC units energy usage and will ensure a steady decline in your systems performance.

Upgrading Your AC Unit

When was the last time you upgraded your AC unit? If you can’t remember, chances are you should probably upgrade your equipment. Older or neglected units use more energy to keep your house cool. Although it is a bigger expense, overall you will be saving your household more money and energy.

Looking for help with your AC unit? Call Monroe Heating & Air today at (513) 540-4890, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!