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3 Things You Should Know about AC Efficiency

Summer is coming up, which means you’ll have to run your air conditioner more and more in the coming weeks and months. We’re finally starting to feel it here in LA, and you might be most concerned about the high cost of running your air conditioner when temperatures reach their highest. We’ve provided this list to help you learn more about AC efficiency so that you can get the most out of a central air conditioning system in the summer.

Closing Vents Doesn’t Help

It’s a common misconception that closing up some of the vents around the home—blocking off air in rooms you aren’t currently using—can make your air conditioner work better in the room you’re in and help you to save money.

But this just isn’t the case. It can actually damage your air conditioner, which struggles to run smoothly because it was designed to cool a certain amount of space which is now restricted. And it will cost more to operate when the system struggles.

Proper Maintenance Involves More than the Filter

Changing the air filter is very important for the efficiency of your AC system, as a clogged filter can block airflow into the system. But proper maintenance also means doing more. Calling technicians for annual maintenance visits helps improve efficiency because they can provide a thorough tune-up and cleaning that most homeowners don’t have the tools for, or the expertise.

The Thermostat Makes a Difference

You might not notice any problems with your current thermostat, but the model you have makes a major difference to the energy efficiency of your AC system. If you have an older manual thermostat, you might have trouble telling what the temperature is set to, and you have no pre-programming options to make the system turn on and off when you need it to.

A Nest thermostat allows you to operate it from your smart phone. You can make energy smart choices no matter where you are.

Call Air Classic for all of your air conditioning needs in Los Angeles, CA. Right now, we’re offering a special—a free Nest thermostat with your new AC installation or replacement!

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