Summer weather in Phoenix is exceptionally hot, and air conditioner operating costs can skyrocket. That’s why it’s critical to find the best ways to optimize the efficiency and performance of your air conditioning system without sacrificing comfort.
Keep Your Air Conditioner In Peak Condition
Hot outdoor air always seeks out colder indoor air, so your air conditioner works overtime to keep the living area cool and comfortable. You can give your AC unit a much-needed break by following a few easy tips this summer.
- Invest in an AC Tune-Up: Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your air conditioner operating at maximum efficiency. Our NATE-certified technicians will tune-up your AC equipment every spring to ensure it operates reliably and efficiently through the worst summer heat.
- Change Air Filter: Dirty and clogged AC air filters cause your air conditioner to work harder and longer to produce the same level of comfort. Always change economy filters every month, and pleated filters should be changed at least on a quarterly basis. Consider installing a minimum MERV 7 filter if your system has sufficient capacity.
- Seal the Leaks: Leaks in your ductwork, and the perimeter envelope allow hot air from outdoors to directly enter your home. Your air conditioner will run fewer cycles if you seal duct leaks and exterior penetrations, especially around the plumbing pipes, recessed light and electrical boxes.
- Check Condensate Line: Condensate is a natural part of the refrigeration cycle, but if a drain line is clogged, water can back up in the drain pan until it overflows. Contaminants may begin to accumulate, which impacts efficiency and degrades the heat exchange process.
Maximize Your Air Conditioner for Improved Performance
If you want to learn more about prepping your AC unit for the summer, call Canyon State Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing.