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3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your A/C

Houston, Texas is an area where having an A/C unit is more of a necessity than a luxury. Of course it will cost money to use on a daily basis, but there are things you should know that can help you keep those costs lower throughout the life of owning your system.

save energy, air conditioning, A/C systemFirst, the correct size air conditioning unit for your home is important. Bigger is not always better when it comes to an A/C unit. The wrong size unit can actually waste a great deal of energy and not keep your home comfortable like you want either. A trained A/C technician like the one’s here at Cool Dude will be very helpful in addressing what size unit will be best for your home while also considering the comfort level you want.

Second, according to recent statistics only 1 in 5 consumers actually get a yearly maintenance A/C check-up. The life of an A/C system can be increased if this is done yearly and it will keep your system performing at the best level possible year round. To keep your system energy efficient get your system looked at by a professional each year.

Third, 8 out of every 10 system failures is caused by dirt and dust. Changing your filter as often as necessary is the best way to keep this from happening to you. Remember pets and other indoor pollutants such as smoking decrease the life of your filter faster than normal, so it will need to be changed more often. With the average home producing 40 pounds of dust each year it is important to keep filter changes a priority. This will keep your system cleaner, and a cleaner unit uses less energy.

What to Expect with an A/C Check-Up

In Houston hot days outnumber the cool ones so it is important to call a professional once a year to give your a/c system a check-up. Here are some of the things you can expect when you decide to get it done.

1: The technician will measure your systems airflow to determine what adjustments can be made to keep a/c unit, tune up, air conditioningyour system performing at maximum capacity.

2: They will take a good look at your outside condenser unit, clean it and remove debris to ensure it is all working properly.

3: They will clean they cooling coils on the inside unit, even with timely filter changes, dust and dirt can build up on the coils and reduce efficiency, a good cleaning will keep the entire system running smoother longer.

4: The tech will also check or even replace your filter and give you guidelines on how often you should be replacing it.

5: They will also use special tools to measure the inside and outside conditions of your home to make sure your thermostat is working correctly. This will also help them determine if any refrigerant needs to be added to your system.

All of these things can make a big difference in how well your air conditioning unit will perform each year and will help to prolong the life of your system. Keeping this habit up yearly will also save you money on energy costs each year. Give the pros a call and get your check-up scheduled.