These air conditioner tips can help you save hundreds of dollars a year and increase the life of your equipment.
Air Conditioning has become a vital part of every home, especially if you live in Florida.
There are certain considerations to keep in mind to keep our air conditioning equipment operating optimally.
Tip One: installation
You have to make sure that the equipment has the right capacity for your needs.
An over-sized air conditioner will not cool down more: it will be an unnecessary expense on equipment, electrical bills and installation.
The cost of the installation may vary depending on the residence. If you are on a low floor or on a fifth floor. The bigger and heavier the equipment, the higher the cost of installation.
A certified technician must be used to determine the adaptations necessary for the installation.
Tip Two: maintenance
Maintenance and cleaning are essential for the optimal operation of the equipment.
Dirty air filters affect air performance and consume more energy. Clean it at least twice a month and replace them if they are damaged.
Third Tip: energy saving
It is recommended to turn on the air conditioning only when needed.
We recommend properly regulating the temperature of the property to maintain the same thermal sensation.
The ideal in summer is a temperature of 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius).
A difference with the outside temperature of more than 20 degrees Fahrenheit between inside and outside is not recommended as it is not healthy for the family.
For every two degrees Fahrenheit that you turn down the thermostat, you will spend 8% more electric power, so you should have a controlled temperature range.
It is preferable to buy air conditioning systems that are Energy Star certified, which guarantees the efficient use of electrical energy.
Tip Four: Using the thermostat
Use it correctly. When turning on the equipment, do not adjust the thermostat to a lower temperature than desired; This is not going to cool down the house faster.
While the unit is running it is best to avoid opening doors and windows.
Fifth Tip: Location of Air Conditioning
Place the equipment in a cool and dry place. Do not drop water because this will affect the durability of the material with which it was built.
Before connecting new equipment to electricity it is ideal to do a check to make sure it is in good condition.
Plugging an air conditioner into an old or leaking electrical network can put you at risk of failure or even fire.
Take advantage of the dry time of the year (winter in Florida) to examine your home and do an electrical check.
Put these AIR CONDITIONING TIPS into practice as soon as possible and get the most out of your equipment.
If you need maintenance or repair or buy an air conditioner, Centry Air Designs Centry Air Designs is available throughout South Florida.
Contact us at (305) 458-5022 for a FREE estimate.
Our technicians are certified as Rheem Pro Partners.