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7 Air Conditioning Tips for Homeowners

7 Air Conditioning Tips

Summertime means hot temperatures; for many homeowners, that also means relying on air conditioning to keep them comfortable. If you’re like most people, you probably want to do everything you can to ensure your AC runs as efficiently as possible and keeps you cool all summer long.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your AC is running at its best and that you’re doing your part to keep your energy costs down.

1. Change Your Filters Regularly

One of the most important things you can do for your AC system is to change the filters regularly. This will help your system run more efficiently and prevent it from working harder than it needs to.

2. Get an Annual Tune-Up

Just like your car, your AC system needs a tune-up every once in a while. Getting an annual tune-up from a professional can help keep your system running smoothly and help identify any potential problems before they become big.

3. Stop Creating Heat

Reducing the heat production in your home is one of the best things you can do to keep your AC system from working overtime. During the hottest months of the year, try to keep blinds and curtains closed during the day to keep the sun out.

Avoid using your oven or stove as much as possible during the hottest months of the year. This will help keep your home cooler and reduce the heat your AC system has to deal with. Try grilling outdoors or using a smaller countertop appliance like a slow cooker or air fryer.

4. Use Your Fans

You can also use fans to help circulate cool air throughout your home. Ceiling fans are especially effective at helping to distribute cool air.

5. Don't Block Vents

Don’t block vents with furniture or other objects. Any blockage hinders airflow and makes your unit work harder to reach your desired temperature. This includes where you don't want AC flow. Closing vents will redirect air back to the unit or other places you don't want it.

6. Consider a Smart Thermostat

If you want to be able to control the temperature in your home without having to adjust the thermostat all the time, consider investing in a smart thermostat. This type of thermostat allows you to set different temperatures for different times of day, so you can have your AC turn off or turn down when you’re not home and turn back on or up shortly before you arrive.

Smart thermostats can help you save money on your energy bill by reducing the amount of time your AC system is running. They can also learn your habits and adjust the temperature automatically, taking that task off your plate.

7. Seal Your Home

One of the best things you can do to improve the efficiency of your AC system is to seal any leaks in your home. This includes gaps around doors and windows, as well as any other cracks or openings where air can escape.

Sealing your home will help keep cool air in and hot air out, making it easier for your AC system to do its job. It’s also a good idea to insulate your attic and other areas of your home to help keep the heat out.

Here for You All Summer

Now that you know how to keep your AC system running efficiently, it’s time to put these tips into action! Guaranteed Service is here to help with all of your AC needs – from tune-ups to repairs to replacements. We’re here to help you keep cool all summer long! Contact us today at (732) 412-1134 to schedule a service.

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