The cooling season is here, and that means your air conditioner is one of the biggest users of electricity in your Phenix City, GA home. Here are a few tips to help your AC be more effective.

Keep the Outdoor AC Unit in the Shade

The outdoor portion of your air conditioner contains the condenser coil, which is where heat actually leaves your home. Being able to provide some shade makes it easier for that heat to dissipate, which can significantly improve your system’s efficiency. Make sure you also remove any brush or debris close to the outdoor unit to promote good air flow.

Close Your Blinds or Drapes

Any heat that you can keep from entering your home in the first place is heat that your air conditioner doesn’t have transfer out of your home. Keeping your drapes or blinds closed is an easy way to stay cool during the heat of the day.

Change or Clean Your Air Filter

A clean air filter allows good airflow in your system, improving energy efficiency and effectiveness. Your filter should be cleaned or changed at the beginning of the cooling season and every one to three months during the season, depending on the type of filter.

Run Your Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans and ventilation fans complement your air conditioner in two important ways. First, ceiling fans break up the hot air that rises to the ceiling, making it easier for your AC to cool your home. Second, the breeze from the fan makes the air feel cooler on your skin, which means you can set your thermostat a few degrees higher without sacrificing comfort.

These are just a few ways to keep your air conditioner or heat pump running more effectively this summer. For more information about air conditioning maintenance or repairs, check out our air conditioning solutions online or call 706-225-8241.

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