If your home does not feel as cool and comfortable as it should despite keeping your AC running for hours on end, you may have a cooling efficiency problem. Lowering your thermostat and cranking your AC fan up may help but this will increase your energy consumption. This means that in order for you to keep your home cool, you will need to pay more for energy bills than you should.
You don’t have to resort to such measures to keep your home cool during the warm summer months. There are many ways you can keep your home sufficiently cool without having to suffer high energy bills. Here are some suggestions that you should try:
This may seem like a large expense given that you have to ditch your old window AC unit and portable air conditioning system, but in reality, this is actually a better choice in the long run. Installing a central AC will give you the kind of cooling power that smaller and portable types cannot. This is because most centralized AC systems come with a high SEER rating, which means they operate on lower energy consumption but with a higher efficiency.
Whether you decide to get a centralized AC for your home or a window unit, you first need to determine if the AC you will be using is the right size for the room. An AC system that is too small will have a hard time keeping a room cool and an AC that is too big will resort to short-cycling, potentially damaging its internal parts and components.
If you decide to get a new centralized air conditioning system, you should check the HVAC unit’s SEER rating before buying or having one installed. A SEER rating (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) shows you how energy efficient an AC is, with higher ratings (16 and up) being more desirable than lower ones.
If you are having a hard time finding the right AC system that will help keep your home cool and comfortable while keeping energy costs down, a little help from Air Solutions is just what you need. At Air Solutions, we can help determine if your AC is not working as well as it should be with the help of a home energy audits. We also offer other services to improve your indoor air quality, as well as ventilation services, heating services, and air conditioning installation when you finally choose the right AC for your home.
Contact us at Air Solutions Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric for your AC installation, maintenance, cleaning, and repair needs today.