Central Air ConditioningAs one of the largest utility expenses in a home and with these tips, you’ll be able to increase the efficiency of your system and decrease your monthly HVAC expenses.

Change the Filter

A dirty air filter can block airflow and can cause it to run harder and longer than necessary, causing it to be less efficient. Depending on how often you run your air conditioning system and whether or not you have pets, we suggest changing out the air filter at least twice a year.

Check Your Ducts

Have you noticed your air conditioning isn’t cooling down your house as much as it should be? This can be a sign that you have a leak in your ductwork. These leakages can cause your air conditioner to run 20%-40% harder than normal. If your ducts are outside or are exposed, make sure they are properly insulated.

Clean the Coils

The coils of your air conditioning system sit on the air stream that the cool air travels through to get into the rooms of your home. If this coil is dirty, it can diminish the efficiency of your system and can even make you think you need to replace the entire thing. A dirty coil can also create the perfect conditions for mold and mildew, causing poor indoor air quality.

Don’t Ignore Your Condenser Unit

Even though your condenser unit is outside of your home, that doesn’t mean you should ignore it! Make sure your unit is clean and clear of debris and keep the unit itself clean. This will help avoid your unit from overheating and running harder than it needs to.