Maintaining Air Conditioning Systems: What You Can Do To Increase Their Energy Efficiency

Easy Ways to Maximize the Efficiency of Your AC

Energy efficiency has never been more important. In addition to businesses and offices, households are also looking for ways to conserve energy and minimize their carbon emissions. Air conditioning systems consume huge amounts of energy and can add to the energy bills if not maintained at regular intervals. While manufacturers have started producing energy efficient air conditioning units, there is still a lot you can do to save energy.

So, use the following low-cost, simple ways to make the most efficient use of your home’s air conditioning system and improve your home’s energy efficiency.

1. Clean the Air Ducts
Good air distribution is the key to an efficient air conditioning system. If your home’s air duct network is clogged with dust and other particulates, it will result in improper air distribution and lead to formation of dead zones in your home. Therefore, it is important to get the air ducts cleaned, not only to improve indoor air quality, but also to ensure proper air distribution.

2. Seal and Insulate the Air Ducts
An enormous waste of energy occurs when cooled air escapes from the air ducts. There are some studies that suggest that poor insulation of air ducts can increase energy consumption by as much as 30%. In order to ensure that your air ducts are not leaking any cool air, it is important that you hire a professional who can detect and correct duct leaks.

3. Regular Maintenance of Air Conditioning Systems
Energy consumption can increase by as much as 60% if air conditioning systems are not properly maintained. It is important that you get your home’s air conditioning system checked by a reliable service provider to replace or maintain worn out components and make sure that your air conditioning system is operating at its full potential.

Using these three simple ways, you can achieve more efficiency from your home’s air conditioning system and avoid costly AC repairs. If you would like to know more about maintaining air conditioning systems, you may contact ACS Home Services – the air conditioning maintenance experts.

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