5 Different Ways to Improve Air Conditioning Efficiency

The hottest days of summer simply compels your air conditioner to work hard. This exhausts your air conditioner and also increases your electricity bills. The temperature is bound to increase, and there is nothing that you can do to change this, but taking care of your air conditioner is in your hands. Here are a few different ways to improve the efficiency of your air conditioner:

  • Check your filters- Check the air filters of your air conditioner once every month and replace it as and when required. Checking the air filters during the summer months is of prime importance as it is during these months when dust and allergens are in circulation. If the air filters are clogged with dust, the system will need to work even more harder to give out the same amount of cool air. Replacing filters is one of the easiest and the most effective way to conserve energy and money on your air conditioner usage. Maintaining a clean air filter is very crucial for maintaining the system’s health in the long run.

  • Keep your air conditioner in a cool environment- The system that is entrusted with the work of keeping you cool needs to be kept in a cool environment. An air conditioner with proper shading runs more efficiently; this is so because the air in the shaded space is cooler than the surrounding air if the system is in a cool place then it stays cool thus it can easily do the task of cooling the air. Also do not place lamps, television sets, or other appliances that produce heat near your thermostat. The thermostat senses the heat due to which the air conditioner has to run longer than required. Also, while you are installing new thermostat do not place it directly in a area where it gets heat or Sunlight on it directly.

  •  Touch the dial and save some money- Each degree that you go below 18 degrees the energy consumption of your air conditioner increases by about 8%. Thus if your monthly bill is INR 1000 and if you can stay on 18% then you could save INR 80 per month for each degree that you stand above 18%. Also, if you tweak your thermostat before leaving out for work, then you could save. It is difficult to remember to modify the thermostat but if you can invest in a smart or programmable thermostat or a timer for your system you could save a lot and yet remain comfortable in the cool air.
  • Makes some changes- There are certain basic changes required in the place of installation so that the system works efficiently, they are as follows:

  • The old split ac is no longer efficient because it is a machine it wears out. Thus you could replace it with an energy saving efficient model. The models that help in conserving energy are usually higher in price as compared to the models that are not, but then, in the long run, they save energy and electricity bill goes down thus help you in savings in the long run.
  • Make some changes in your home like sealing the windows or any other leaks so that the cool air remains in and hot air remains out. Insulating around air condition ducts can help a lot to weatherize in this term and help you save a lot.

  • Avoid too much of landscaping at the area where the system will be installed. Landscaping like the use of rock, cement, asphalt if not in the shaded area will increase the temperature of your home as they radiate heat and make your system work harder to cool the air.
  • Another aspect is that keep plants, shrubs and other landscaping about 2 to 4 feet away from the outdoor unit so that there is ample airflow.

  • Always install window film or tint to the sides of the window as it keeps the home cooler in summer and warmer during the winters.
  •    Get the installation done by professional– Any work related to your system be it installation or repair or cleaning get it done by certified, bonded, and insured professional to give long life and efficiency to your system.


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