When the summer heat hits, people rely on their air conditioner to keep them cool and happy. If you want your air conditioner to function properly and run as efficiently as possible, the information below will help.
1. Keep Your House Closed Off
Some people open as many doors and windows as they can while the air conditioner is running. They assume this will make their home even cooler, but that is not the case. When you do this, your air conditioner has to work harder because hot air is coming inside. To keep cold air from escaping into the neighborhood, seal off potential leak spots.
2. Don’t Put Heat-Producing Devices near The Air Conditioner
It may seem strange, but when you put a lamp or television near your thermostat, you’re asking for trouble. These devices emanate heat, and your air conditioner will pick up on this. Find another place for your appliances. Let guests and family members know about this arrangement so they won’t make the same mistake.
3. Be Careful With Temperature Settings
When the temperature rises outside, it’s tempting to set the thermostat to Antarctic levels – don’t do this. Keep the temperature between 72 and 78 degrees. This will cut down on energy waste and save you money in the long run.
4. Don’t Use a Dehumidifier at the Same Time
Running a dehumidifier when your air conditioner is on won’t do you any favors. Actually, a dehumidifier will make it harder for your unit to do its job. Your utility bill will increase, and that is the last thing you want.
5. Clean the Coil
Clean your indoor and outdoor coils. An indoor coil is a dust magnet because it’s in a constantly wet state during the summer. This leads to poor efficiency. Have a busy schedule? Set time aside on your calendar.
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