When You Are New To Central Air Conditioning: How To Help Your System Run Efficiently

If you have recently decided on a  new air conditioner installation for your home, you are on your way to having a wonderfully cool home when the weather gets hot. It is useful to understand the ways you can help your system run more efficiently and to get your system maintained once a year before the cooling season starts. When you take care of your system, it will be cheaper to run it and you won't have to worry about too many emergency repairs. As a new owner of an air conditioning system, you can make a difference in how well the system runs by checking your air filters, ensuring air flows freely through your home, and calling for a repair when you notice a problem.

Check Your Outdoor Unit for Debris Buildup

Even when you don't know a thing about fixing your outdoor air conditioning unit, you can still help your system run a bit better. Check your outdoor unit about once a week to see if there are any leaves, grass or sticks that have accumulated. If your unit is blocked by yard debris, the system will have to work harder to cool off your home. 

Learn How to Change Out Your Air Filters

The air filters in your system should be changed out every month or two, so learn where they are and how to change them. When the filters are clean, your system will be able to blow cool air into your home more efficiently.

Check That the Air Can Flow Freely Through Your Home

If you're going to shut off a room that you don't want to cool, make sure there isn't a thermostat in that room. Turn off the vents to that particular room and shut the door. For the rest of room that you want to cool, make sure that doors and vents are open. Check that the vents aren't blocked by furniture. If you have ceiling fans, use them to move air more freely throughout the home.

Give Your System a Break

When your air conditioning system runs continuously, it's going to become more susceptible to breaking down. If the weather cools down at night, give your system a break by turning it off and opening up the windows. You'll benefit from the fresh air, and you won't have to pay any cooling costs for the night.

When you have a new central air conditioning system installed in your home, there are plenty of ways to keep costs down.