7 Ways to make my AC more effective

Jun 9, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

With summer finally upon us and temperatures rising every day, a lot of homeowners are looking for ways to make their A/C run more effectively and efficiently throughout the hot and humid months ahead.

Below, our skillfully trained technicians here at Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air list 7 ways to make your AC more effective: 

Keeping Up with Maintenance

When it comes to the efficiency and longevity of your central air conditioning system, there’s simply no substitute for preventative maintenance. Seasonal maintenance allows a professional to perform cleanings and various tasks designed to help you get the most out of your unit, in addition to keeping warranties active should anything go wrong with a part. Keeping the equipment in your AC unit clean will help prevent clogging coils in addition to preventing wear and tear that could necessitate repairs. Overall, regular maintenance offers protection for your equipment, saves your AC unit’s energy and offers peace of mind. 

Replacing A/C Air Filters

Your air conditioning system’s air filter is easy to overlook, which can be very costly. Did you know, air filters should be checked monthly and you should be changing them every 2 – 3 months? You might be surprised by how quick an air filter can get dirty. Air filters are meant to catch all the dust, allergens and bacteria that could be making the air in your home uncomfortable. Changing your air filters routinely supports quality air flow and the lifespan of your AC unit.

Clean Condenser Coils

The main function of condenser coils in an AC unit is to gather the heat from your household’s warm air and release it outdoors. If your condenser coils are not properly cleaned on your AC unit, this can cause the heat to become trapped and unable to escape into the outside air leading to long term problems for your AC equipment. Regular maintenance is very important and although there are a lot of tips on how to clean this equipment yourself, it is best to leave it to the professionals. 

Sealing Ductwork

An air duct system that is well-made and sealed properly can help your AC unit run the most effectively. One of the most common problems people face with ductwork is leakage, causing cool air to escape leaving the temperature in your home to feel uncomfortable and your AC unit left working harder than it should have to. If this is the case, sealing your ductwork will help the overall quality of air flow throughout your residence and promote the longevity of your A/C system. 

Window and Door Sealing

When your AC unit has to work harder to counter an air leak, it will use more energy and this is hard on the equipment and can cost you more. Air leakage could perhaps be the source of poor indoor air quality and moisture problems that can affect yours and your homes well being. Air leakages can luckily be repaired by caulking or replacing the windows and doors in your home. 

Correct Insulation

Poor insulation in your attic and walls could be preventing your AC unit from providing proper air quality. Proper insulation reduces the transfer of cool air releasing from your home and prevents summer heat from entering. With improving your insulation your AC unit can run more efficiently while having an easier time cooling the rest of your home,

Upgrading Your A/C Unit

Overall, if your current system isn’t performing up to par, it might be time to think about upgrading your A/C. Older or outdated A/C units take a lot more energy to cool homes. As such, upgrading your AC unit could help with energy conservation and keep your house feeling much cooler this summer. 

If you still have questions about your AC unit, you can call Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air today at (937) 502-3842, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!