Have you ever noticed that after a few years of using your central air conditioner, or conditioner unit on full blast, that your electricity bills start to increase? This is because the equipment is no longer working the way it should, and thus, you’re probably going to need a replacement in the next few years, and at least a quality inspection or proper maintenance on it in order for it to get back up to par the way it was when you brought it brand new.
In order to avoid this early mishap however, there are numerous tips that you can get, and in this air conditioner guide from a professional air conditioning expert in Melbourne, you can increase the life of your precious AC. So, read on to learn more.
If You Don’t Need to Use It, Don’t
The title of this section really speaks for itself. Many times people will leave their air conditioner on, and think that just because they put it on auto that they’re saving money and energy, when in fact all they need to do is open the window. The more you run your air conditioner, the more of an impact it’s going to have on your system, and this can actually shorten the lifespan of your AC unit, so you’ll want to try the following as an example:
If the temperature outside is cool, like it is at night in the Melbourne area often, you’re actually better off opening your windows and letting the hot air escape from your home, while letting cold air in to stay comfortable. During the day is when you’ll want to make sure your blinds and windows are down.
Use Vacation Timers Right
When you’re not going to be home for a long period of time, you shouldn’t be making your air conditioner work for no reason. While of course you’re going to enjoy it being cooler than the outside, try turning the air conditioner’s temperature up high so that while you’re gone, it can still keep your house a little cool while not wasting a lot of energy.
If you’re going to be gone for days at a time, a good digital thermostat will often have “vacation mode” in which you can turn your air conditioner off for a set amount of time (in days) and then have it kick back on a couple hours before you get home. This will save you a lot of money in the long run.
Insulation is Important
You know your grandparents had it right every time you went in and out by saying the age-old phrase “We’re not cooling the outside!” While this may bring back memories for some, this is true. Making sure your home is properly sealed and insulated is extremely important in keeping your cold air in, and keeping the warm air out.
If you follow these tips, and many more that you may find, you’ll be able to increase the longevity of your air conditioner. If you start to notice though that your electric bills begin to spike or your air conditioning unit is starting to reach its 8-10-year mark, then you’ll want to have it repaired or replaced. You can do this by contacting Smoel Climate Control, who serves the entire Melbourne area with excellent heating and cooling solutions of numerous types, including ductless heating and cooling.