Strategies To Improve Your AC System's Effectiveness


During the summer months, you will need to have your air conditioning system working as efficiently as possible if you are to stay cool inside your house. Despite the fact that an air conditioning system can be an extremely complicated machine, the steps that a homeowner can take to boost its performance are fairly simple.

Keep Pests And Animals Away From The Exterior AC Unit

Pests and small animals can cause serious problems for your AC unit. Over time, nests from these creatures can clog important moving components or they may restrict the flow of air into the system. Regretfully, the AC unit can be a popular target for these pests as they may want to use it for shelter from the elements and predators. Treating the unit with pest repellents can be an effective solution for this problem. Unfortunately, if you have failed to have the unit treated, you may already have a pest nesting in the unit. In these situations, you may want to avoid using lethal chemicals for the pest as they could die inside the unit. This could result in the interior of your home developing a foul smell as the pest decomposes.

Seal The Ducting In The House

The ducting in the home can be needed to transport the cooled air, but it can also be a large source of inefficiency. This is due to the small gaps between the sections of ducting allowing the cooled air to seep out. Sealing the ducting is an affordable type of work that can improve the performance of the air conditioning system along with reducing the amount of power that it will need. This is due to the system being able to deliver all of the cooled air into the interior of the home so that it can be cooled quickly.

Keep Furniture, Indoor Plants, And Other Large Items Far From The Interior Vents

Obstructing the interior AC vents in the home can be an issue that can significantly reduce the ability of the system to distribute its cooled air. Unfortunately, individuals will often make this mistake as a result of assuming that the item will have to fully block the vent. In reality, items being in front of the vent can disrupt the intended path of the air, which may reduce circulation. Ideally, you should leave your vents with a clear path to the center of the room to ensure the air is being distributed throughout the entire area.

To learn more, contact an air conditioning service. 

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Remaining Comfortable In Your Home after Completing a Major Renovation

In a few, short months, my spouse and I will begin the construction process to build a much needed addition onto our small home. The addition will include a den and a master suite. But because our home will be much larger after the building process is complete, we will need to update our HVAC system. After speaking with our knowledgeable HVAC contractor, we’ve decided to purchase a second heating and air conditioning unit for our home. This additional unit will be considerably smaller than our current one. It will only heat and cool the new addition to our house. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best options for heating and cooling a home after building an addition onto it.

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