10 Best Ways to
Improve Your Home Air Conditioning System
As most people know, one of
the biggest contributors to being comfortable at home is
keeping it cool. But over time, your air conditioner may
not be as efficient as it originally was.
Replacing your A/C unit can
be an expensive chore, but you may not even need to do so.
Advanced Insulation is here to provide you with different ways
to improve the efficiency of your home air conditioning
1. Reduce humidity in your
home by only running your clothes and dish washer late in the
evening, or very early in the morning. Prevent extra
humidity from going through your A/C unit.
2. If you have a central
air conditioner, have it cleaned and inspected by a
professional at least once every two years. For smaller
units, replace or clean filters monthly.
3. Have a professional
check your air conditioner's unit refrigerant at least once
every two years. If you're low and need recharging, this
may improve your unit's efficiency by as much as 20%.
4. Have your air ducts
sealed and insulated correctly. Your A/C system can
perform up to 15% better when ducts are properly sealed and
5. Every few years, have
your air ducts professional cleaned.
6. If you have a central
air unit outdoors, make sure that there is no debris (leaves,
etc) blocking it from drawing air in.
7. Make sure that the coils on your air conditioning unit are
kept clean, as dirty or dusty coils can effect your unit's
efficiency. If possible, turn off power to the unit, and
clean the coils with warm, soapy water. Coils are very
delicate, so do this at your own risk.
8. Keep outdoor units
properly shaded; but don't prevent the unit from drawing in
fresh air. Keeping the sun from directly shining on your
unit can improve how well it keeps your home cool.
9. Make sure that your
clothes dryer vents itself at least 10 feet away from your A/C
unit. Otherwise, lint from the dryer can get on the A/C
unit's coils, and it won't function as well.
10. Keep your air
conditioning unit set to "auto" as opposed to "on", you rarely
need to run the unit nonstop.
These free tips are
courtesy of Advanced Foam
Insulation of Louisiana. If you have a home or business
in Louisiana, give us a call or click here
to learn how spray foam insulation can keep you cool while
lowering your electric bill as much as 50%.