Here in Denver, we get more than our fair share of winter weather. But that doesn’t mean our air conditioners don’t get quite the workout when summer rolls around. And when that does happen, you want to be able to pay as little as possible to get the comfort that only an air conditioner can bring, right?
We get it! The good news is, we offer Denver air conditioning services and products that will help with this. We’ve provided some tips below on how you can help boost your AC efficiency this spring, so you won’t have to pay quite as much on your energy bills.
First Off, Don’t Skip Maintenance!
Maintenance is vital to the performance of your air conditioner. We understand “everyone tells you that,” but it’s because it’s true! One of the tasks we perform during preventing AC maintenance is thoroughly cleaning the interior components of your cooling system. This helps it reach the desired temperature on your thermostat as it doesn’t have to work too hard to do so.
Maintenance is also when our techs will make any necessary adjustments and recommend repairs as needed. If you tackle these repair needs right away, you’ll have less of a chance of running into a bigger emergency later on down the road, and you’ll help your system work as efficiently as possible.
Is Your Thermostat Programmable?
If not, now is the time to make an upgrade. A programmable thermostat enables you to set your system so it only turns on when it gets above your desired temperature for your air conditioner, or below your desired temperature if we’re talking about your heater.
Therefore, you’re not running your HVAC system when you don’t actually need it. If you’re still using an older, manual thermostat, you should know that they’re almost always off by a couple of degrees, so by turning it down lower, you could be expending way more energy than you meant to.
Change That Air Filter!
There’s a common misconception among homeowners that the air filter in place in their HVAC system is there to protect their indoor air quality. It certainly doesn’t hurt your indoor air quality, but that is not the intended purpose of the air filter.
It’s actually in place to protect the interior components of the HVAC system itself from dirt, dust, and other debris. This debris can have a negative impact on the air conditioner, causing its performance to drop to an inefficient level.
Consider Upgrading Your Air Conditioner
We know that’s not always what homeowners want to hear, but it’s the truth! You’ll want to look at how old your air conditioner is. And while it depends on the manufacturer as well as how well maintained the system was, most air conditioners aren’t designed to last more than 10-15 years.
Sometimes, it will make more financial sense to invest in a system upgrade instead of continually calling for repairs or settling for poor air conditioning performance.
Cool Sunshine Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. has been serving the Metro Denver area since 1997. We are one big happy family, and we’d like you to become a part of it! Contact us today for custom HVAC services and more.