5 Ways to Improve Efficiency of Your AC Units

With high summer temperatures and rising energy costs, you will want to get the most out of your air conditioning units without breaking the bank on the upkeep and utility costs. Here are some affordable ways you can improve your AC’s efficiency from Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning, the top residential cooling company in the area.

  1. Whole House Fan – A whole house fan works like an exhaust fan but designed to force air circulation within a closed building or residential property by pulling warm, stale air out to the attic. The resulting air pressure forces air circulation, as well as pulls cool, fresh air through open windows. Whole house fans use less power than traditional cooling systems and don’t use refrigerants, which lets you get more mileage out of your air conditioner.

  1. Attic Ventilation – An attic ventilation system is similar to a whole house fan in that it forces proper ventilation in a residential system’s attic. Some solar-powered attic ventilation systems let you keep your attic cool without consuming energy. In addition to making your cooling unit more energy-efficient, proper attic ventilation also prevents roofing damage caused by trapped heat and moisture.

  1. Ceiling Fans – Constant air movement can significantly cool a room down by a few degrees, which makes ceiling fans an excellent addition if you want to make your air conditioning system more effective. It doesn’t use much energy, doesn’t require as much maintenance, and complements your existing air conditioning system, according to residential cooling companies.

  1. Ductless Split AC Systems – Split air conditioners are called as such because the compressor is located elsewhere, leaving only the front face and fan installed indoors. These units are much quieter than their wall- or window-installed counterparts and are particularly effective in individual rooms.

  1. Buying Energy-Efficient Replacements – If your AC is up for replacement, take your time in choosing a more efficient unit. Compare SEER ratings and find the one that will suit your needs. If you’re unfamiliar with technical specifications, a reliable residential cooling company can help size your home and determine the right kind of AC system for you.

Be an Efficient Homeowner With Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning

When you need the services of an HVAC expert, look no further than Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning. Count on our expertise to ensure that you have an efficient HVAC system that you can rely on all year round. Call us today at (415) 689-7849 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.