Modern AC systems are reliable, offer excellent cooling and performance. If looked after properly with regular maintenance, they can also continue to be great performers for between 10 and 15 years. However, like any piece of equipment, there are ways to get the very best out of it. For ensuring long life to reducing energy consumption, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your New Jersey air conditioning system.
Prepare for Summer
As spring takes hold and the temperatures start to rise, if you want your air conditioning system in NJ to perform properly all summer, its time to prepare. Check your AC system turns on, see if the filters are clean and there are no leaks.
The time to fix any problems that have emerged as it sat unused over winter is not when you need air conditioning, but before. AirServ Mechanical Group’s Tune-Up service is a great way to accomplish this, providing an affordable, simple air conditioning service in NJ to ensure your system is ready when you need it.
Think about your thermostat setting
Energy costs continue to rise, and so finding ways of reducing the running costs of an AC system are always welcome. Its tempting to set the thermostat as low as possible to get the coolest air, but you can save significant energy by setting it a little higher. Find the highest temperature you are comfortable with, and then set the thermostat. Just a few degrees higher than your current setting can save as much as 10% on your energy consumption.
Like any piece of mechanical equipment, your AC system suffers from wear and tear over time. This is especially true if temperatures stay high for along time, where your AC is working hard all summer. Having a regular maintenance schedule identifies problems before they get to the stage where your system stops working. By replacing consumables such as filters and belts early, the system suffers less wear and has increased reliability. AirServ Mechanical Group provide an exceptional air conditioning maintenance service in NJ, we are happy to help with all your scheduled maintenance needs.
Keep the sun out of your home
When the temperatures rise, your AC system works hard to keep things cool indoors. However, this can give us all a false sense of security, because we are cool, we forget that some of the sun’s rays are bad for us. Sitting in the bright sun even when cool can cause sunburn. In addition, the sun will heat your home even more, making your AC work harder.
So, when the summer heat takes hold, keep the blinds down and protect yourself from the sun.