1. Change Your Filters Often
Some people change their air filters annually, while others forget to replace them at all! However, your air conditioner filters should be changed on a monthly basis for optimal performance. Not only do dirty filters clog up your system and waste energy, they also create a large amount of indoor air pollution.
2. Keep Your Coils Clean!
Air conditioners are installed outside, so it should come as no surprise that dirt can accumulate on the internal components. Unless you have experience and take the necessary safety precautions, it is best to have your AC cleaned by a qualified professional. We recommend having your coils cleaned at least once per year, as part of an annual maintenance check.
3. Cover Your Windows
Curtains, blinds, and other window coverings not just for looks – they can have a major impact on the energy efficiency of your home. In the summer, make sure to cover all your windows in the morning before things start heating up. Thicker, darker covered curtains are ideal for maximum sun blockage.
4. Make Sure Your Air Conditioner Can Breathe
When you have your AC system installed by Donmar Company Heating & Cooling, you can be sure that your system will be set up for success. For those who already have an air conditioner installed, it’s important to make sure that it has room to breathe. There should be at least a few feet of open space around the unit, and this space should be free of plants and debris.
5. Regularly Maintain Your System!
Ultimately, the key to optimal air conditioner efficiency is simple – make sure you maintain your system! Just as a car needs oil changes and new brakes from time to time, your AC system also needs regular coil cleaning, fresh filters, and more.
But AC maintenance does not need to be a hassle – at least not for Donmar Company customers! We proudly offer regular HVAC maintenance in Northern Virginia and Maryland, in addition to our repair, replacement, and installation services. To learn more about how we can meet your heating and cooling needs, contact us today.