Efficiency is one of the most crucial factors when you are selecting a home appliance and the rising electricity tariffs further adds to its importance. One of the option is to get a more advance and more efficient unit or rather you can do certain things with your current unit to maximize its cooling efficiency and save energy costs.
Here are the 7 effective tips which you can follow to make your A/C run at its full efficiency and cut down your electricity bills.
Cleaning of the A/C unit
The A/C unit should be cleaned periodically after certain intervals to check for debris, leaves and feathers might get clogged into the unit which stops proper and continuous air circulation which leads to reduced efficiency of the cooling unit. The trash stuck can be cleaned with a garden hose.
Use of fin combs
Bent fins may also be a reason for your cooling unit to work inefficiently and you A/C not cooling well. Flow of air inside the A/C is controlled by the fins and bent fins obstructs the air circulation process which results in reduces efficiency. Combing of fins with a “fin comb” makes the fins come back to its original form. Combing of the fins should be done in a unidirectional way.
Periodical change of filters
A/C units placed in more dusty areas and near foliage suffer from regular obstruction due to the debris stuck in their filters. These clogged filters in the duct line or in the unit may possible be the reason when the A/C unit’s cooling drops. Filters should be cleaned from time to time or replaced with a new one
Proper Insulation of the attic/unit ducts
Nearly 30% of the cooling energy is lost if the unit ducts/attic is not properly insulated .This air leakages causes the cooled air to escape outside and makes your A/C run longer than required which causes a reduction in efficiency and leads to increase electricity bill. It’s always a better and economical idea to invest in ducts (in repair and maintenance) than to go for higher capacity models.
Recharging you A/C
A/C units uses a refrigerant to take out the heat from the house. Refrigerant flows through the coils and are used as a medium of heat exchange. If the refrigerant is low or non-existent in the system, it will significantly reduce the cooling performance and you should call up a technician for the refilling.
Chemical cleaning of condenser/Evaporator coils
After all the above specified methods if you’re A/C cooling efficiency doesn’t improves then you will have to go for the chemical cleaning of the Condenser and the evaporator coils which should be done with the help of a skilled technician. Flow of the refrigerant can sometimes be restricted which significantly reduces the cooling and should be cleaned with the help of a chemical. The technician would also look for the motors and other electrical components to ensure that everything is working properly.
Invest in Zoning Systems
It is always a good option to invest in zoning systems when you want to have different control for different rooms in the house. Zoning helps us the A/C work accordingly as per your requirement and make it work optimally at normal load which helps us further saves our cooling energy and reduce electricity cost. You can call our trained staffs which will help create a zoning system for your house.
Some of a few basic DIY tips which you can do to improve the cooling efficiency of you’re A/C units are properly cleaning of the units and check for stuffed debris. Check for leaks in the house which causes the cooling air to escape and makes your A/C run longer than required. Blinds should be used on the windows during summer which helps A/C works at reduced load and prevent further temperature fluctuation. Condenser units should be placed in a shaded area and should be kept away from trees and foliage.
In case of any problems you can call us for the maintenance, service and repair of your under performing A/C’s. Our service technicians which are highly trained will check your units for the above problems and do the necessary maintenance and repair required. Give us a call if you have any questions at 480-439-9999.