Optimizing the air conditioner in your Olathe, Kansas, home is essential to maintaining comfort. It’s also vital to keeping your utility bills under control. The good news for homeowners is there are some simple tips you can follow to boost your AC efficiency.
Clear Debris Around the Outdoor Unit
Your AC system consists of both an indoor and outdoor unit. Unfortunately, due to the location of the outdoor unit, your system will be exposed to dirt, debris and yard waste. When this debris gets into your outdoor unit, it can impede the outdoor fan. As a result, it’ll make your system work harder to function. The harder your system has to work, the more energy it’ll use. Trim away branches that hang over your outdoor unit, keep the grass and bushes around it cut.
Don’t Let the Condensate Drain Line Clog
Your AC system contains a drain located by the indoor cooling coil, typically mounted above the unit. Over time this line can become clogged with dirt, debris and buildup, causing it to drain slower or even become backed up. If you have a basement, a clogged drain can result in water damage. If you suspect your drain line has become clogged, contact a service technician to clear it. As a result, it’ll function properly again.
Regularly Change Your Air Filter
When your air filter becomes dirty, it can reduce the airflow in your system. When the airflow decreases, your system will have to work harder and use more energy to circulate the air through it. Check your filter regularly and replace it according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
Keep your air conditioner optimized this summer by following the tips above. Need to schedule your AC tune-up? Contact us at 913-543-5173 today. Air-Pro Comfort Systems will get your system cleaned and running efficiently.
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