Small AC Upgrades that Make a Big Difference
Your AC works hard all summer to give you a more comfortable home. But did you know that there are things you can do to improve your AC’s performance? These upgrades are small, but they actually help a lot.
Sure, upgrading to a new AC system will bring greater benefits, but there are other things you can do to improve performance before it’s time for a new unit.
Use a Better Filter
A lot of AC issues can be fixed by changing or cleaning your air filter. If you notice that your air filter has been hurting more than helping, you may want to consider getting a better quality filter.
A HEPA filter is one of the best options for modern air filters, as they can remove 99.97 percent of particles that are 0.3 microns or larger.
Insulation is key to running an efficient and comfortable home. Without it, the cool air your AC produces would just seep right back into the environment. So with poor insulation, your AC needs to work harder to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, resulting in higher energy bills each month.
Make sure any insulation issues are resolved, especially around doors and windows. Adding some weatherstripping can also be an added benefit to your established insulation.
Move Your Thermostat
Did you know that it matters where you put your thermostat? It’s true — because the wrong spot can cause the reading to be off. This results in your thermostat setting your home to the wrong temperature and possibly activating your HVAC system when you don’t need it.
Your thermostat should be on an indoor-only wall, or a wall that is not connected to the outside. Also, keep it away from aras that change temperature frequently:
- Air vents
- Heat-producing appliances
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