Maximize Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency with These Simple Tips

During Ohio summers, temperatures can fluctuate from average to excessive heat, and your air conditioner becomes your best friend in keeping your home cool and comfortable. But did you know there are simple ways to enhance your air conditioner’s effectiveness without breaking the bank or making complex changes to your system? Our experts have put together some tips to help you get the most out of your air conditioner.

 Set It and Forget It
To maximize your air conditioner’s efficiency, set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature and resist the temptation to adjust it constantly. Maintaining a steady temperature allows your air conditioner to regulate airflow and temperature more efficiently, resulting in consistent cooling throughout your home.

 Clean Filters and Coils for Peak Performance
Dirty air filters can hinder proper airflow and strain your system, leading to poor overall performance. Make it a habit to clean or replace your air filter at least once a month. Keeping your outdoor heat exchanger coils clean improves your system’s ability to remove excess heat, allowing optimal airflow and increased efficiency.

 Be Mindful of Heat-Producing Appliances
Appliances such as stoves, dishwashers, and lights generate heat, which adds to the overall heat load in your home. During the hottest part of the day, consider turning off these heat-producing appliances to reduce the strain on your air conditioner. By doing so, your air conditioner can cool your home more quickly and efficiently.

 Utilize Ceiling Fans to Stay Cool
Ceiling fans provide much-needed relief on hot summer days by increasing airflow and creating a refreshing breeze. Running your ceiling fan with your air conditioner can help keep you cool during the hottest parts of the day, enhancing your overall comfort.

 Nighttime Cooling and Shaded Windows
Cooling your home at night and shading your windows during the day can significantly reduce heat buildup. Direct sunlight can heat your home during the day, making it harder for your air conditioner to regulate the temperature. By keeping your windows shaded, you can reduce the heat entering your home. Additionally, cool your home at night and increase ventilation to lower the temperature and reduce the energy needed to keep your home cool during the day.

We hope these tips help you make the most of your air conditioner this summer. Implementing these simple strategies can enhance your air conditioner’s performance and efficiency. Enjoy a cool and comfortable home all summer long with The Waterworks Heating and Cooling Team. Our technicians are certified and trained to repair all makes and models of HVAC systems.

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