minimize strain on your air conditioner

How to Minimize Strain On Your Air Conditioner

Minimize Strain On Your Air Conditioner

When the heat of summer is at its peak, your air conditioner has to work hard to keep your home cool. If your air conditioner is working harder than it needs to, it could regularly need repairs leading to premature failure. Luckily for us, it’s still spring and the heat of summer hasn’t hit Huntsville yet. Take this time to learn about how you can minimize strain on your air conditioner in the upcoming months.

Check Insulation

If your home isn’t properly insulated, cool air will escape, leaving your system working harder to cool down your home. Don’t waste energy! Ensure there is proper insulation throughout your home, and check seals on windows and doors as well. If needed, use caulk for windows and doors or replace them completely. 

Reduce Heat

Reducing heat inside your home is simple. Close blinds and curtains, clean and open air vents, and keep entry doors and windows shut. On top of this, using the stove, oven, microwave, dryer or other heat-generating appliances will add heat to your home. Use these appliances once the sun is setting or before sunrise when temperatures are lower. 

Increase Shade

If the sun is constantly beating down on your house or even on your outdoor unit, it can take a huge toll on your comfort system. Protect your investments by adding some shade. Plant trees where you’re able to reduce the amount of sunlight that your home or outdoor system is exposed to. Your home will stay cooler and your system won’t have to work as hard.

Invest In A Programmable Thermostat

If you’re not home during the day, who are you keeping cool inside the house? With most families being away from their homes for 6-9 hours a day, there’s great opportunity to minimize strain on your air conditioner. With a programmable thermostat, you can schedule temperatures to be lower or higher while you’re away from your home. In the summer, increase the temperature while you’re away. This way, your air conditioner won’t run strenuously to keep your home cool while you’re not there.

Get A High Efficiency Air Conditioner

Air conditioners built within the past few years are more energy efficient than ever before. With variable speed technology and inverter-driven compressors, newer systems can keep your home cool at an affordable cost even on the hottest summer days. 

Bunns & Bennett offers top-of-the-line American Standard air conditioners to residents and small businesses of the Tennessee Valley. We offer FREE in-home estimates to figure out which system will work best for your home, family, and budget. 

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Bunns & Bennett has served homeowners in the Tennessee Valley for more than 35 years. We specialize in making your home or office comfortable and can keep you comfortable throughout every season!

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