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The Professional Usage of an Air Conditioner

July 17th, 2017

When you’re inside on a grizzly, humid day, all you might care about is being close to the AC. But if you’ve lived in Montgomery County this summer, you and your air conditioner both know how rough the heat can be on your sanity, and your utilities. Rather than assume you’re already operating your AC as efficiently as possible, here are some tips from the professionals:

Install a programmable thermostat

With technology evolving more rapidly every year, it was only so long before AC too could be controlled remotely. Today, thanks to smart thermostats, our smartphones become a way to gauge and control the temperatures of our homes. Doing so, you’re estimated to save at least 10% on your heating and cooling bills annually.

Inspect your windows and doors

As your AC spins its motors and keeps your house comfortable, your thermostat does its best to maintain a set temperature throughout. While the AC is running, be certain that all windows, in all rooms, are closed. If your window doesn’t seal perfectly, you may even want to insulate any holes or cracks, guarding you from warmer outdoor air. On that subject—think about how certain sections of your home are cooled and heated. In some cases, we advise that you keep all doors closed, isolating any areas that leak (or lack sufficient insulation).

Keep up on your AC maintenance

So long as the cold air is blowing and flowing, your AC is steadily wearing and tearing, day by day. Make a habit of periodically checking and switching out old and dusty air filters; cleaner filters mean more efficient AC units. If you suspect any mischief from your thermostat, don’t replace it without first seeing if its sensor has been moved or displaced. Wire corrosion and faulty electric, however, necessitate that you contact the most trusted specialists in your area.

Consult a team of professionals

After you’ve pondered all the facts, you may still want to talk AC systems with a team of local experts. In the Philadelphia area, your emergency will be short-lived, thanks to the plumbers and technicians of Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

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