4 Things That Make Your Air Conditioner Lose Efficiency
Smith Service Co. strives to do our best to ensure your air conditioner, or AC, is running smoothly and effectively. But sometimes there are external factors that could be causing your unit to run less efficiently. We want you to experience our product to its fullest potential, so we’ve compiled a short list of small improvements around the house that could help lower your energy bills.
- Use Your Oven Less
- Paint Your House a Brighter Color
- Check Your Insulation
- Check Your Windows
Using your oven, as well as other heating appliances, raises the temperature in the room. This causes your air conditioner to use more electricity to maintain the cool temperature. Instead of baking, consider using the grill. It’s summertime after all.
As you’ve probably heard before, dark-colored objects attract more heat. If your house is a dark color, consider painting it a brighter hue. Your house will look fresh and welcoming, and you’ll increase efficiency, saving money.
If your walls aren’t properly insulated, you’re allowing cool air to exit the building and hot air to come in. This is exhausting for the air conditioner. Be sure to maintain your insulation if you want to keep air from escaping.
Windows, like insulation, are another culprit for runaway air. You should be sure that your windows have been correctly installed and sealed for improved efficiency. Also, leaving them open defeats the purpose of your air conditioning system and could cost you in the long run.
Smith Service Co. is committed to you and the people of Baldwin City, KS. If your air conditioner is still running inefficiently after you’ve checked everything on this list, contact us at 785-594-8800. We’ll send a trusted professional to find a solution.