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Getting an Efficient Cooling Performance: 3 Simple Tips

When you cool your home throughout the hottest time of the year, we believe that you should be able to do so without worrying about the ensuing cost reflected in your utility bills. Whether you have a relatively inefficient system that you are nonetheless not ready to replace, or you have a decently efficient system that you just want to get the most out of, there are a few steps that you can take to ensure the most efficient performance possible from your AC. Read the following recommendations, and remember that you can always count on our staff for truly outstanding air conditioning services in Des Moines, IA.

Keep Your Air Filter in Mind

We’ve mentioned previously just how important it is that you have a clean air filter in your air conditioning system, but it is certainly a point that bears repeating. You really do not want a dirty filter in there, and not just because it can impede the cooling process. It can also leave you paying more money for a weaker performance from your home cooling system. A clogged air filter is inherently going to lead to increased airflow resistance. This means that your air conditioner is going to work harder than it should have to in its efforts to force cooled air throughout the distribution system, resulting in increased energy use.

How’s Your Thermostat Holding Up?

Are you using the right thermostat for your personal preferences? Is it holding your air conditioner back? Some homeowners like simplicity, and there is nothing wrong with that. If your love of simplicity has you using an old manual thermostat, though, you should at least consider upgrading to a digital model. This will help you to set temperatures more accurately. If you’re interested in greater energy savings, a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat upgrade is a great solution to consider.

Schedule Routine Maintenance

There is no getting around it. Routine air conditioning maintenance is, without exception, the best thing that you can do for your home cooling system. When you let us thoroughly inspect and tune up your AC on a regular basis, your system will be able to successfully cool your home with minimal energy expenditure.

If you need any AC services in the area, Schaal Heating and Cooling is the company to call.

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