With the arrival of summertime in Palmyra, MO, you become more and more reliant on your air conditioner to keep your home cool and comfortable. However, more frequent or constant air conditioner use doesn’t have to break your monthly budget. There are several steps that you can take to boost your HVAC efficiency, even when temperatures outside skyrocket.
1. Keep a Clean Air Filter
We never recommend that our customers perform any type of HVAC repairs on their own, but there’s one maintenance task that you can and should handle. Having a clean air filter in place not only keeps your home more comfortable, but it also helps your HVAC system operate more efficiently. When you have a clogged filter, your HVAC system must work harder to push air into your home, decreasing the system’s efficiency capabilities.
2. Position Your Thermostat Properly
The location of your thermostat can have a major impact on your HVAC system’s efficiency. If the thermostat is near a window, dryer or other heat source, it’ll read a higher, inaccurate temperature. This inaccurate temperature reading will tell your HVAC system to run more often for longer periods to lower the temperature.
3. Speaking of Thermostats…
Not only does the position of your thermostat matter, but so does the temperature that you set it on. When you’re not home, consider setting the thermostat a couple degrees higher than normal to give your HVAC system a break. Also, resist the urge to drop the temperature too low when you get home, as it won’t cool your home any faster.
Of course, the need for HVAC repair will also result in an inefficient HVAC system. Regardless of the cause of your inefficiency, we have the solutions that you need. Call Air Specialists Heating and Air Conditioning today to find out about all our HVAC services.
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