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Things Are Heating Up This Summer! 5 Tips to Ensure Your Air Conditioning System Can Cool You Down

With the impressively hot southern California summer approaching, make the most of your air conditioning with these 5 tips on air conditioning efficiency.  Air conditioning systems circulate refrigerant through your system that transfers heat by converting from gas to liquid. Air conditioning is essential for home owners and business owners looking to maximize the comfort of all those under their roofs. However, if improperly maintained, air conditioning systems will perform at much lower levels, expending more energy to cool your space, resulting in higher energy costs. In this guide, our experts here at 1-800-anytyme provide 5 tips to help you keep your air conditioning system is functioning optimally this summer. Read on to learn more, and contact our team to schedule an appointment with our HVAC professionals today!

Tip #1: Regularly Check and Change Your Filter

The air filter in your conditioning system helps ensure that the cool air blown into your home or business is clean and debris-free. Regularly changing or cleaning your air filter will keep the air flowing freely without blockage. Once the filter is too dirty to easily filter clean air through your system, your A/C system will use more energy to push the air through, making your air conditioning system inefficient. Not only will it take longer for your space to cool down—it also means your energy bills will increase markedly. By cleaning and changing your filters regularly, you can keep costs low and ensure that your air conditioning system will cool your space in as little time as possible.

Tip #2: Keep Your Outdoor Compressor and Condenser Unit Clean

Your air conditioning system runs through a system of cooling your air by continually absorbing heat from indoors and transferring it outdoors. The outdoor unit of your system consists of a compressor and condenser unit. By cleaning these two parts of your outdoor unit, you reduce the chance of obstructions trapping heat, therefore keeping your system as efficient as possible.

Tip #3: Insulate Any Exposed Ductwork

Your air conditioning system sends air to each of its components and rooms in your home or business through pipe-like structures called ducts. Ducts should be insulated to prevent heat transfer, which will warm your climate-controlled air and make it harder for your air conditioning system to cool your space.

Tip #4: Know What to Close and What to Open

In many cases, the effectiveness of your air conditioning has nothing to do with the performance of your air conditioning system itself. There are several steps you can take around your home or business to help contain and circulate the cool air.

When trying to cool down your entire property, closed interior doors can make it difficult for climate-controlled air to circulate. By keeping doorways open from room to room, you can help cool down your indoor spaces quicker and help your air conditioning system work more efficiently. Also, blocking the heat from the outdoors by keeping exterior doors and windows closed. Additionally, invest in window blinds and door sweeps to further insulate the cooler indoor spaces from the days heat.

Tip #5: Hire a Professional

To truly get the most out of your air conditioning system in any season, you’ll want to enlist the help of a professional. By hiring a trained and experienced A/C technician to inspect your air conditioning system, you can gain valuable information on all of the places where you can improve energy efficiency and overall A/C performance. At 1-800-anytyme, we are proud to offer an inspection and A/C tune-up for just $49.99 per residential A/C Unit, across the greater San Diego region. During your appointment, our technicians will investigate your air conditioning system and optimizing the components contributing to inefficiency. We’ll also make recommendations for further improvements to help you get the most out of your A/C during any season.

Learn More and Schedule a San Diego Air Conditioning Maintenance Appointment

Want to learn more about how you can improve the performance of your air conditioning system this summer? Ready to schedule your A/C tune-up for just $49.99? Contact our trusted team here at 1-800-anytyme to speak with our professionals and schedule today! This discount offer of $49.99 will last until June 30th, 2018.

Sources

How Does Air Conditioning Work? Howard Air. https://howardair.com/how-does-air-conditioning-work/

Everything You Need to Know About 1-800-Anytyme’s Plumbing Services

At 1-800-Anytyme, we offer a host of high-quality services designed to help homeowners and business owners get the most out of their properties. From comprehensive HVAC repair and installations to emergency drain cleaning, we do it all — and all at affordable rates. Our master plumbers have decades of experience and utilize the industry’s latest tools and technology to bring our clients incredible results with each and every plumbing service we perform. Whether you need a small leak repaired or an all-new water heater installed on your property, our team has you covered. On this page, we’ve put together an outline on everything you need to know about our high-quality plumbing services here at 1-800-Anytyme. Read on to learn more, and contact our San Diego, CA plumbing team at 1-760-477-2222 today!

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AC Maintenance

A little AC maintenance can save a lot of money

It’s easy to think of your home’s air conditioner as “set it and forget it.”

Not true.

Even though they are generally sturdy devices built for long use, regular AC maintenance is the key to efficient operation and long life. Just as a car tune up maintains top gas mileage, so it is with your AC. Give it some love and attention BEFORE each cooling season begins, and it will reward you with peak operating efficiency and increased comfort over many years of service.

The penalties for letting maintenance slide? In addition to a loss of cooling efficiency that results in higher electricity bills, you’re looking at possible higher repair costs and even early replacement. In terms of cooling efficiency:

For each year of routine maintenance you skip, your air conditioner loses about 5% of its efficiency.

So, the self effort or professional cost of an annual tune-up can be recovered very quickly in savings on electric bills, repairs and replacement costs. Franklin’s “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” rings true again. Continue reading