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How to Run Your Air Conditioner Efficiently

If you’re interested in running your air conditioner efficiently you’re already a step ahead. Not all homeowners take the time to run their air conditioner the right way. It might not even be something that you think about all too often. After all, running an air conditioner is pretty self-explanatory and it’s not one of those things that you can think you can do the “wrong” way. There are some practices that are a straight up detriment to your air conditioning system though. We’ll list a few of the best practices below.

If you do run into an air conditioning problem you can contact our team for air conditioning services in Las Vegas, NV. You Can’t Go Wrong with Vegas Strong!

The Best Way to Run Your Air Conditioner

Here are a few things to do if you’d like your air conditioner to run efficiently and last long into the future.

Invest in Your System

You can improve the accuracy of your air conditioner by upgrading your thermostat. Even if you have a programmable digital thermostat, you’re not getting the level of efficiency or accuracy you could get if you had a Wi-Fi or smart thermostat. Programming your thermostat around your sleeping and work schedule is great but it really falls flat if your normal daily routine ever switches up.

Let’s say, for example, that you have your thermostat set to turn on around 5:30 p.m. after you arrive home from work, but you decide to run errands instead. Your air conditioner will still run and waste power cooling an empty home. If you have a smart thermostat system you can shut off or turn on this system from the convenience of your phone.

Lift the Strain from Your AC Unit

Don’t overwork your air conditioning system. We understand that you want to cool off after coming home from a hot day, but a rookie mistake is setting your thermostat to a super low temperature. People do this because they think it will help you cool off your home much faster. Setting your thermostat to a low setting will never make it cool off faster it will only make it cool for a longer period of time. If you’re worried about cooling off in a timely fashion the answer is always to upgrade your thermostat.

Keep the Unit Clean

Running a poorly maintained air conditioner does a disservice to your home. Don’t skip scheduling that maintenance appointment in preparation for summer. Contact our team and have our professional’s tune-up your system.

Additionally, make sure that you change the air filter in your air conditioner once a season. Running your air conditioner with a dirty filter makes the job of your AC that much harder. Keeping your air conditioner clean will help you keep your home cool for a low price.

Make sure you get the most from your air conditioner this summer by following these helpful guidelines. If you do run into a problem with your system you can rely on our team at Vegas Strong Heating & Cooling. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.

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