How to Maximize Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency

When summertime hits in La Habra, CA, we need our air conditioners to function like pros, and provided they’ve been properly installed and well-maintained, they usually do. However, we’re also used to paying a small fortune in energy costs whenever the temperatures start to spike, which can cover up for the fact that you may be paying more than necessary on cooling bills each summer.

You can take common-sense steps to reduce these costs, such as keeping your air conditioning set a few degrees higher than normal, or dressing in lightweight clothes in the house. You can also take more formal steps with add-ons and upgrades to your system that can maximize its efficiency and save you money in the long run.

Ductless Air Conditioning Systems

A ductless air conditioning system replaces the centralized system that everyone is used to with a series of individual air conditioning units. Each unit can cool one section of the household, allowing you to adjust the temperature individually or even turn it off in parts of the home you aren’t using. That can cut down on energy costs considerably, especially if you have a large home with many rooms.

New Thermostats

An older thermostat might not have all of the features that modern ones do, especially if yours is an outdated mercury model. A modern thermostat can offer remote programming via an app on your phone, as well as programmable functions that let you decide exactly when to turn it on and off.

Regular Maintenance

Nothing competes with a regular maintenance program for your air conditioner, allowing the technician to tighten loose components, clean off the dust and dirt, and check for any lingering problems. Not only does it help your air conditioner run more effectively, but it lets you address big issues while they’re still small.

For more on how to maximize your air conditioner’s efficiency, contact the experts at JC Mechanical, Inc. today.

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