Your AC unit won’t always cool your home efficiently if it isn’t maintained. Consider conducting the following four tasks to boost energy efficiency in your Rogers, AR, home.

Change the Air Filters

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can reduce your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15% if you replace dirty AC filters. These filters, which keep pollutants from entering the air handler, can obstruct airflow when they’re clogged, causing the AC unit to work harder to circulate air. Your home most likely has pleated filters, which need replacing every 60 to 90 days.

Program the Thermostat

If you turned your thermostat up 7 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit for at least eight hours a day, then you could save up to 10% on your energy bills. This example goes to show how important programming the thermostat is.

As part of your cooling schedule, you can keep the AC off while you’re asleep or away from home. Also, avoid cranking the thermostat down when it’s hot because this won’t cool your home faster. On the contrary, it could lead to energy waste if you forget to turn the AC off once you’re comfortable.

Clean the Condenser Coil

You can clean this coil, located outdoors in the condenser, by gently washing it with a water hose and then using a fin comb to keep the fins straight. If left alone, a condenser coil can become clogged with foliage or with lint from a nearby dryer vent, reducing overall AC efficiency.

Request AC Maintenance

If you don’t want to purchase a new system just yet, get the most out of your current one here in Rogers, AR, by scheduling maintenance every spring. A tune-up covers various tasks that can improve energy efficiency, including electrical checks and calibrating the thermostat.

Serving Clients Since 1978

George’s Refrigeration & Heating is ready to help you save money on cooling. Call us today for AC repairs or a tune-up.

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