Tips for Getting Your AC to Run Efficiently

Tips for Getting Your AC to Run Efficiently

Summer is here, and homeowners are preparing their air conditioners for constant use throughout the season. When an AC unit is inspected and serviced early, the equipment runs smoothly with minimal disruption to your home’s comfort. 

But when an AC unit isn’t properly cared for, it can cause a number of problems that affect both your comfort and your wallet.

If You Want to Keep Your AC Running Efficiently all Summer Long, Follow These Tips:

 

  • Initial Servicing 

You are less likely to experience an problems and need an air conditioning replacement in Auburn when your AC is serviced before the summer season. AC service also reduces energy consumption and the wear and tear on other vital components of the unit, and it allows our technicians to inspect your AC for damage and test its performance.

  • Clean Air Filters

There is no doubt that filters are essential to the operation of your HVAC system. When the air filters are clean, the system runs more efficiently, and the system has less work to do. It is recommended that you change your HVAC filters every one to three months. If you have pets or allergies, you might need to replace your filters more often—once every three weeks.  

  • Ductwork

Air is circulated throughout your rooms through the ducts of your air conditioner. When the ducts are damaged, they could leak. The air escapes through these leaks, putting more pressure on the air conditioner to supply the desired temperature. Our HVAC technicians can inspect the ductwork to determine if there are any leaks and, if needed, perform AC repair in Federal Way and surrounding areas.

  • Thermostat Installation

It may seem unnecessary to invest in devices like thermostats, but they pay off in the long run. To save money on your electricity bill, consider investing in a smart thermostat. This will allow you to set your system for different temperatures at different times of the day, based on your schedule. You can also set it to off when you’re gone for extended periods of time, so you’re not wasting money on cooling an empty home. 

  • Enhancements 

HVAC systems gradually lose efficiency as they age, just like any other machine. When your air conditioner takes longer to cool down or consumes more energy than usual, it should be tuned up to add a few more years to it. If it’s deteriorating rapidly or you’re spending more money on constant repairs, you might need to get your system replaced. 

Rainier Heating & Cooling is a trusted HVAC service provider, offering air conditioning installation in Federal Way and surrounding areas in addition to repairs, maintenance, tune-ups, and replacements. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our heating and cooling services!