How to Help Your AC System Improve It’s Cooling Efficiency

When temperatures soar into the 80s, Lake Zurich homeowners want to stay comfortable, but not at the expense of breaking the bank. These tips will improve the efficiency of your AC system, increase your comfort and save you money. Who can argue with that?

Control Humidity

A significant function of your air conditioner is to remove excess humidity from your indoor air. When humidity levels spike, your cooling system has to work overtime; even then, it may not be able to keep up with the demand. Installing a dehumidifier that works in conjunction with your air conditioner or heat pump improves the efficiency of your unit by pulling the excess moisture out of the air before the air circulates throughout your home.

Insulate Ductwork

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, leaky ductwork can lose up to 30 percent of the cooled air as it moves through your system. While the rooms closest to your air conditioner might be cool and comfortable, you might have hot spots in other areas of your home. Again, your air conditioner has to work overtime to compensate for this energy loss. Insulating your ductwork prevents conditioned air from escaping and ensures cooling comfort in every room.

Get a Thorough Checkup

Neglecting your AC system is a sure-fire way to decrease the efficiency of your unit and run up your electric bill. Clogged air filters, dirty coils, low refrigerant levels and a malfunctioning fan motor are among the problems that arise when you don’t take care of your cooling equipment. All of these increase the drag on your air conditioner or heat pump, making it work harder, longer and less efficiently.

To find out more about how AC maintenance keeps your air conditioner operating efficiently, check out the maintenance agreements we offer at Aaron & Trecker Heating & Air Conditioning or call (847) 307-8398.