Are you constantly monitoring your thermostat? Have your power bills suddenly increased? Climate Masters has 27 years of expertise providing air conditioning service in St. Augustine, FL. We know a thing or two about keeping air conditioning units running efficiently and we are happy to share our knowledge with you.
Take Control of Your Thermostat
Efficient air conditioners are lazy air conditioners. You want them working as little as possible while providing you with ultimate comfort.
Gone are the days of manually setting the dial on your thermostat. Installing a smart thermostat ensures your air conditioning unit only works when you need it. Create a customized program for the routine of your household, so the unit isn’t running while you are at the office and the kids are at school. You can even purchase a thermostat that can be managed remotely by an app.
Increase the temperature by a couple of degrees, so the AC unit does not need to work as long. As a bonus, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, this could potentially save you as much as 10% on your energy bill each year. Also setting your thermostat excessively low does not cool your home any faster.
Consider replacing poor insulation and sealing drafty doors and windows. Before you leave in the morning take time to close curtains or blinds to keep the sun out. These tips will help minimize fluctuations in your home temperature that your AC unit will have to fight.
Ensure the Air Can Flow
AC units only work well if the air can flow unrestricted. Check for branches, leaves, or other items blocking the outdoor unit. Check your rooms for furniture, curtains, or laundry piled in front of vents or registers that may restrict the intake or outflow of air.
When was the last time you checked the air filter on your AC unit? Don’t forget to look inside the air conditioning cabinet. Over time your air filters can get clogged with dust and pet dander. Your filter should be inspected monthly and replaced every 90 days. Set a regular reminder in your calendar to complete this task.
Proactively Schedule the Professionals
Many of us visit the doctor for an annual exam. We go to keep our bodies functioning at their best and catch problems before they become emergencies. Your air conditioning system also needs a regular health check-up.
The last step to take to keep your AC running efficiently is to stick to a regular maintenance schedule with a climate control professional. The team at Climate Masters will thoroughly clean, adjust and proactively make repairs, so you can avoid an emergency repair.
The above steps will help prevent that dreaded moment of lying in bed and you realize you can no longer hear the air conditioner humming to you in your slumber. For quality AC service, contact Climate Masters today! Serving St. Johns County since 1988 with quality, hometown service.