Air Conditioning Efficiency Tips

HVAC Repair PacificIf you’re looking to keep your Wildwood home cool this summer,  McQuerry’s 24-Hour Heating & Air Conditioning has put together some air conditioning efficiency tips to help you and your family beat the heat.

Mind Your Air Filter

Check the air filter in your home once per month and replace it as needed. This is especially important during the summer months, when dust and allergens circulate. If the filter becomes clogged, your system will have to work harder to supply the same amount of cool air.

Position Your Air Conditioning Unit in the Shade

Air conditioners with proper shading can run more efficiently. Air in a shaded space is cooler than the surrounding air, meaning your air conditioner will have an easier time cooling the air.

Check Your Thermostat

Don’t place lamps, TV sets, or other heat-producing appliances near your thermostat. The thermostat senses the heat, causing the air conditioner to run longer than necessary. When installing a new thermostat, don’t place it in a location where the sun might shine on it directly.

Consider a Programmable Option

If it’s hard to remember to tweak your thermostat before you leave for work, consider investing in a programmable or smart thermostat or a timer for your window unit.

Replace Your Old A/C Unit

You may find your old air conditioner is no longer efficient. Consider replacing your unit with an energy-efficient model. They’re usually more expensive, but thanks to federal tax credits and competitive prices, the prices are falling, and because they use less energy, you save in the long run, too.

Contact McQuerry’s 24-Hour Heating & Air Conditioning

For more options, give our experienced professionals a call at (636) 225-0087. We’ll be more than happy to discuss our products and services with you and put together the best solution for you and your Wildwood home.