Using proper window coverings and investing in preventive maintenance are key to better cooling efficiency. You can run ceiling fans to reduce energy consumption and make the cooling system more efficient as well. Use our guide to discover three other must-know tips for improving cooling efficiency in your Victorville, California, home.
Vacuum Indoor Vents
Your AC works really hard to keep you cool and comfortable. Despite closed and blocked air vents, it will keep producing cooled air until it achieves your desired temperature. To make it easier for the AC to cool your home, go around and check all air vents. Make sure to open and clean each vent. You can vacuum the vents or wipe them down with a damp cloth. The goal is to provide the cooling system with optimal airflow capabilities.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
One of the easiest ways to improve cooling efficiency is to let your thermostat do it for you. With a programmable thermostat, you can automate cooling settings to complement your lifestyle. To achieve optimal cooling efficiency, schedule the thermostat to keep your home at a moderate temperature while you’re sleeping and away at work. For even greater effectiveness, install a smart thermostat. The device learns your heating and cooling habits and makes adjustments to achieve the greatest efficiency possible.
Upgrade to a Ductless Cooling System
The condition of your home’s ductwork system largely impacts cooling efficiency. Holes and tears in the ductwork translate into air loss, which makes the AC work in overtime mode to keep you cool. A ductless cooling system doesn’t use ductwork to cool your home. Instead, it delivers air via indoor wall units straight into various rooms. This eliminates the possibility of air escaping through ductwork, improving cooling efficiency.
Clemmer Services Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help make your cooling system more efficient. Contact us today at 760-208-4930 to schedule an AC maintenance session. You can also speak with one of our technicians about upgrading to a ductless cooling system.
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