On hot, summer days, you want your home to be as comfortably cool as possible, but you also don’t want to pay ridiculous amounts of money to do so. If the efficiency of your air conditioning is not up to your standards and you believe something may be wrong with it, call Lamco Systems for our air conditioning repair services. We can fix your air conditioner or help you install a new, more efficient system. However, in the meantime, there are steps you can take to cool your home more efficiently with your current system.
Insulate your home
If your air conditioner is not adequately cooling your home, it could be because your home is not properly insulated. It is worth it to invest in insulating your home because it keeps the heat in during winter and the heat out during the summer, saving you money on your energy bill year round. If you are concerned with the efficiency of your air conditioner, insulating your home can go a long way towards it.
Install ceiling fans
Ceiling fans are helpful because they keep the air circulating in your home. Install ceiling fans in the rooms where you spend the most time, such as bedrooms, the living room, or the kitchen, to increase airflow and cool the house more efficiently.
Block out the sun
The glaring sun has a big impact on the temperature of your home. Reduce its impact by installing blinds or blackout curtains to keep out the sun. Keep them closed during the hottest part of the day. Alternatively, try solar shade screens, which block the sun without obscuring your view.
Use a dehumidifier
Humidity in the air makes it feels warmer in your home. Address the moisture by putting dehumidifiers around the house. This should aid in cooling the air.
Mind the filters
Dirty filters will really put a damper on the success of your air conditioner. Clean or replace your filters on a monthly basis for optimal performance.
Keep your outdoor unit out of the sun
A shaded air conditioning unit doesn’t have to work as hard to cool a house. It could be as much as ten percent more efficient to shade your unit than let it sit in the sun, so consider installing an umbrella or some other kind of cover.
From furnace installation to air conditioning repair, we do it all! Contact Lamco Systems for our heating and cooling services today.