Summers in Sunrise, Florida, can be unrelentingly hot and humid. You expect your air conditioner to run efficiently and keep your house cool and dehumidified. Here are some ways to make sure you’re doing your part to improve your air conditioning efficiency.

Program Your Thermostat

All air conditioners rely on a thermostat for function, but not all thermostats are created equal. A programmable thermostat allows you to customize exactly when and how your home is cooled, and also allows the unit to run at a lower capacity when you’re not home. When you do get home, it will only need to cool down a few degrees rather than running at maximum capacity to cool down a lot. In addition, HVAC units run much more efficiently with a consistent program than in a drastic up and down cycle.

Be Vigilant About Cleaning and Changing Air Filters

Air filters get clogged with the debris of daily life more quickly than most people realize. Pet fur, hair, dust, and dirt particles float through the air and get sucked into your filter. Filters save your unit some wear and tear, but the more clogged the filter, the harder the unit has to work.

For the average home without pets, change or clean your filters about every 90 days. If you have pets, check your filters about every 60 days. You’ll be doing your part to help improve your AC efficiency.

Keep Heat Out

Simple adjustments to your daily life can help keep heat out. Install light-blocking curtains on windows where direct sunlight comes in. During the heat of the day, make sure you keep them closed. Avoid using the oven, dishwasher, or clothes dryer during extreme temperatures. Any heat and humidity that gets added to the indoor environment is air the HVAC has to work to cool.

Your small efforts, along with a maintenance agreement with Hi-Vac’s professionals, can lead to greater AC efficiency. Call us today at 954-246-4141.

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