Proper maintenance can help keep your air conditioner running efficiently and prolong the life of the unit.
Hot weather has arrived, and you've likely used your air conditioner at least a few times already (if not more). But have you spent the time to ensure that it's running as it should? And have you considered an overall cooling strategy that could help you run your air conditioner less, save money, and stay cool and comfortable? If you answered no to both of those questions, the tips below can help you get on track to a comfortable, efficient cooling season.
The tips below can help keep your air conditioner running efficiently and prolong the life of the unit.
Once you have your air conditioner in tip-top shape, work on your overall strategy for using it along with other methods for cooling your home, such as natural ventilation and ceiling fans. In addition, consider your cooking habits and appliance usage; these can add extra heat to your home. The following tips can be part of your strategy: