5 Ways to Keep Your AC Running Efficiently This Summer

AC Efficiency

Tired of dealing with one air conditioning (AC) problem after the next? 

You should be enjoying your summer in Salt Lake City! Start taking action now and relax, knowing your cooling system will be running at peak efficiency. 

At Friendly Plumber, Heating and Air, we take pride in providing top-quality heating, cooling, and plumbing solutions. We truly enjoy assisting with your needs for a more comfortable Utah home. Call us today!

Here’s how you can keep your air conditioner in top shape when you depend on it most this summer:

  1. Replace Your Air Filter
    A simple way to support the optimal efficiency of your air conditioning system is by replacing your air filter every 30 to 90 days. If you have a washable filter, vacuum and clean it regularly. Doing so not only encourages the ideal operation of your system but also contributes to better indoor air quality (IAQ).

    You also can save some money. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy use by up to 15 percent.
  2. Clean Up Around Your Outdoor Unit
    If anything is blocking your outdoor condenser unit, your air conditioner may not operate as efficiently as it can. That’s because you’re blocking the airflow.  Remove any tree branches, leaves, or debris around your outdoor unit to enjoy the most comfort indoors.
  1. Seal Leaky Ductwork
    Holes or tears in your ductwork cause air to escape, forcing your air conditioning system to work harder to keep your home comfortable.

    According to ENERGY STAR®, leaks and tears in your ductwork are responsible for up to 30 percent of air loss. Stop wasting energy and start saving on your cooling costs by having your air ducts sealed.
  2. Upgrade Your Thermostat
    Consider adding a programmable thermostat to your home this summer. If you’re away from home during certain hours of the day—or planning a vacation—you can set your thermostat accordingly to keep your AC from overworking itself when nobody is home. Plus, you will enjoy some savings on your energy bills.
  3. Schedule an HVAC Maintenance Visit
    Nothing substitutes a professional HVAC maintenance visit. Schedule a tune-up for your air conditioner in the spring and one for your furnace in the fall. That way, you won’t risk a breakdown in the middle of summer or during the coldest times in the winter.

    A maintenance visit allows our professionals to inspect and clean your HVAC equipment. We can catch minor issues before they turn into costly repairs. Be sure to ask about our Friendly Service Plan that saves you money on repairs and parts. Plus, you’ll enjoy priority service!

Call Our Air Conditioning Professionals

You can count on our Friendly Plumber, Heating and Air professionals to keep the cooling equipment in your Salt Lake City, UT, home operating as efficiently as possible! Call us today at 801-218-2613 or request service online.

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