Most modern houses are no longer built for cross-ventilation, plus summers have gotten hotter, which makes air conditioning systems more of a necessity than a luxury. The only concern is the amount of electricity these systems consume.
Everyone wants air conditioning systems which offer comfort during hot days but also saves energy, lowering utility bills. There are several tips to ensure you get the most out of your AC unit, some of which include:
- Purchasing High-Efficiency Models
When purchasing a new AC unit, it can be a bit difficult to tell the best one from the many different options available in the market. However, high-efficiency models, which often have a higher SEER rating, are more versatile. They are more compatible with the latest technologies like voice search and solar readiness and come with advanced accessories such as Wi-Fi thermostats and zoning. These AC systems save energy as well as make work easier for you.
- Cleaning and Replacing Filters
During the hot season, there’s a lot of dust and allergens circulation. Clogged filters make the system work harder and longer to supply the same amount of cold air. It’s important to check the filters every few weeks and give them a good cleaning, but also remember to replace them at least once per season. This is an easy way to make sure your unit is operating as energy efficient as possible.
- Clearing your Unit’s Surroundings
Avoid overworking your AC system by ensuring the air flow pathway is kept clear from any excess landscaping, including plants, garbage, or bushes. This way, it’s easier for air to get into the unit, allowing it to run much smoother. When the system doesn’t have to work harder, it consumes less energy.
- Air Conditioning Maintenance
Your new AC system is properly installed and running at its best. The only way to ensure it stays that way is through regular maintenance. Scheduled maintenance appointments with a professional allow you to catch minor issues before they cause major damages. This enables you to protect your investment, avoid future costly repairs, and most importantly extend the unit’s lifespan.
At ST Maintenance Solutions Ltd, we offer a wide range of cooling and heating solutions for residents of Manchester and throughout the North West, UK. We provide comfortable, healthy and safe environments in your homes and commercial properties. Our highly trained and certified technicians offer reliability and complete professionalism with every job undertaken. For more information, contact us today!