Six Ways to Minimise Stress on Your Air Conditioning
During the summer, your central air conditioning system works overtime to keep you and your family comfortable. Most times, your system can easily handle the additional stress, however, it’s always a good idea to do whatever you can to reduce stress on the system, and maintain longevity and efficiency. Below are six tips to keep your system working effectively and efficiently, no matter what time of the year it is.
Adjust the Thermostat When at Work or on Holiday
There is no reason to keep your air conditioning on when you are out, so adjust it to a higher temperature when you are gone for an extended period. Take advantage of your thermostat’s programming capabilities to allow the temperature to drop down again before you return home.
Replace the Air Filters
Clogged air filters increase the amount of energy your system uses to cool your home. Check and replace these filters regular to increase the lifespan of your air condition in addition to lowering overall strain.
Roof fans help keep the temperatures in the ceiling cavity from getting too high and really reduce the temperature inside your home. When temperatures in the attic soar, heat gets trapped and makes the air conditioning work harder. In addition, solar-powered roof ventilation will also extend the life of your roof by moving stagnant moist air and eliminating mold.
Reduce the Heat Inside
You can make plenty of small changes inside your home to reduce the workload on your AC. Close blinds and curtains during the hottest part of the day and keep windows and doors closed. Do heat-generating activities such as cooking during the coolest times of the day.
Update the insulation in walls and ceilings as well as seals around windows and outside doors to allow for the temperature inside your house to remain constant. Check and replace inefficient windows or siding to help cooler air to stay inside instead of leaking out.
Get Regular Professional Service
One of the most important steps to reducing strain on your AC system is to have a professional from Intagas perform maintenance. Testing components for proper operation, checking refrigerant and making sure the condenser coils are clean are essential to your system’s health. Staying ahead of potential problems can greatly decrease the work your system endure, extend its life and cooling effectiveness for the hot and humid Brisbane summers.
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