Ways to Improve Air Conditioning Efficiency
According to the Department of Energy reports, heating and cooling bills can make up over half of your total utility expenses.
That makes using central air conditioning part of the most significant energy expense for a typical home in Canada.
Clean around the outdoor condenser unit
Vacuum indoor vents and keep vents unblocked
Increase your thermostat by a few degrees
Keep lamps and other heat-producing appliances away from your thermostat.
Keep curtains and blinds closed in the heat of the day.
Clear your drain line.
You don’t always have to spend a lot of money to maintain the investment you’ve made in your central air conditioning system.
Fix a Sinking Home Air Conditioner Pad
Get a Programmable Thermostat
Add an In-Line Duct Booster for Home Air Conditioning Units
Keep Dust Away
maintaining a forced-air system to control dust and unfriendly bug to an otherwise comfortably cool space
How to Install a Mini-Split Air Conditioner
Keep the Air Clean
Remove debris from the unit
Over time, things like leaves, dirt, and grass clippings will build upon the outside of your air conditioner, decreasing system capacity, and reducing airflow. It would help if you trimmed any shrubs or other plants back from around the air conditioner to prevent impeding airflow to and from the unit.
Straighten coil fins
The aluminum fins on evaporator and condenser coils are easily bent and can block airflow through the loop. Your Lennox Dealer will check these pieces at your annual maintenance visit and straighten them, if necessary.