Summers in Mesa, AZ are as hot as they come, with temperatures often climbing into the triple digits. The good news is that a reliable air conditioner can keep your home cool and comfortable. The bad news is that you often have to pay a great deal in high bills for the privilege. That can sometimes disguise the fact that you’re paying more than you need to. A few simple steps can improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and put a cap on some of those nasty summer cooling bills. Here are 3 ways to get the most out of your air conditioner.
1) Schedule a Maintenance Session
A maintenance session is a catch-all tune-up, where the technician cleans off dirty components, recharges refrigerant, and takes other little steps to help keep the small things from adding up to a big problem. Ideally, you should schedule a maintenance session every year before cooling season starts, but any time is a good time if it hasn’t been done in a while.
2) Look into Insulation
We don’t pay much attention to insulation here because our weather is so warm. But insulation does just as well keeping hot air out of your home in the summer as it does keeping warm air in in the winter. If you can add more insulation into your attic or crawlspace, you ought to look into doing so.
3) Install a Zone Control System
Zone control systems place a series of valves in your ducts, allowing you to turn off the air in different sections of your home individually and adjust the temperature of each section separately. That lets you cool down only those parts of the house that you’re using, which is a great boon for those with larger houses.
For more tips on how to get the most out of your air conditioner this summer, give the pros at John’s Refrigeration a call today!