Tricks to Maximizing the Effectiveness of your AC Unit

We have written several blogs in the past all about the different ways you can save money in the summer when it comes to your air conditioning. Tips such as, making sure windows and doors are properly sealed, that your ducts are free of obstructions, that you change your filters every three months, and so on. If you would like to reference these suggestions, you can visit those blogs HERE.

This summer, we’re back with a couple additional tricks to make sure you can really get the most out of your air conditioning dollars, ensuring your system is functioning to the best of its ability.

Keep your thermostat away from the heat.

This is an effective adjustment that can help your system remain accurate to the true temperature in your house. If your thermostat believes it’s warmer in your home than it actually is, it could be pumping additional cold air into your house that is unnecessarily driving up your costs. Take some time to observe the position of your thermostat throughout the day, is it in the sun, near a window, or maybe by a door that is frequently used? All of these little details could make a big difference when it comes to how often your system will kick on throughout the day – regardless of whether the temperature in your home is actually heating up. If you believe your thermostat may not be in the best place, contact your friends at Bold City Heating and Air to come out, and we would be happy to take a look for you.

Place your air conditioning unit in a shaded area

This may not seem like much, and could sound like a hassle if not already the case, however having your outside unit in the shade could save your system a lot of work when it comes to cooling the air for you. You see, air in the shade is already cooler than the air that’s been cooking in direct sunlight. Therefore, if your air conditioner is in the sun, its efficiency could be affected. If at all possible, you should move your unit to a place where it remains shaded throughout the day, such as under a tree or structure. If you think that your unit may not be in the best location, again, you can give us a call at any time, and we can come out and discuss your options with you.

There’s no avoiding the fact that when summer rolls around, things heat up, leading to outrageous cooling bills. There are little things we can do, however, to not only lessen the sting, but also save energy, which is also good for the environment. For more energy saving tips, or if you think you’re due for an inspection or any type of air conditioning repair Jacksonville FL, give us a call at (904) 379-1648, or visit our contact page. Be BOLD and hire the best, with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.