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Keeping the AC System Efficient With These Simple Tips

Keeping the AC system efficient in your home can be a challenge. The Grand Strand and surrounding Myrtle Beach communities experience high levels of heat and humidity throughout the summer months. This means that residential air conditioning systems get a real workout. To ensure that you are keeping the AC system efficient, there are some proactive measures that can be taken.

Big Rewards for Keeping the AC System Efficient With These Simple Tips

Keep the Air Conditioning System Clean

Keeping the AC system efficient can be a challenge if you let dirt and debris build up on the unit.

Whether in operation or dormant, dirt and debris can collect within the HVAC system. When the system is turned on, this debris requires the various components throughout the air conditioning system to work harder. Here are some tips for keeping the ac system efficient:

  1. Vacuum out vents throughout the home. Dirt and dust build up in these vents and get sucked into the AC unit when the system is in operation.
  2. Replace AC filters and pads as needed. These filtration devices should always be replaced prior to operating the AC system for the first time of the year. Depending on the amount of time the air conditioner is used, the filters should be cleaned or changed every 30 days.
  3. Have a professional perform diagnostic testing on the system. This will ensure that you and your loved ones are not exposed to harmful gases or bacteria which air conditioning systems can spread throughout the home. Their services will also help to prevent emergency service calls by ensuring the motor and fans are well oiled and ready for the Grand Strand heat.

Thermostats Play an Important Role in Keeping the AC System Efficient

Most residents throughout the Myrtle Beach area are surprised to see such a reduction in energy consumption simply by raising the temperature on their thermostat. While you will not notice a big change in the comfort within the home by setting the thermostat at 73 or 74 degrees Fahrenheit compared to 69 or 70 degrees Fahrenheit, the amount of money saved and the reduction of stress that is placed on the air conditioning system are tremendous. When you are planning to be away from home for vacation or long periods throughout the day, increasing the temperature beyond the comfort range will add an incredible savings to your utility bills as well.

If you need help with more tips on keeping the AC system efficient in your home, call Brown & Reaves Services, featuring 24 hour emergency service. Let us help keep you cool this summer, and show you more ways you can save on your air conditioning bill. 843-497-9867, or fill out our short form and someone will contact you as quickly as possible.

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