May 28, 2024

Maximizing your AC Efficiency

Summer is here and with higher temperatures many homeowners are not maximizing their AC efficiency. This oversight can cost hundreds of dollars annually and can easily be avoided. As your home service air conditioning experts, Applewood is here to help.

Raise Your Energy Efficiency Ratio

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AC efficiency is measured by the energy efficiency ratio (EER), which is calculated at an outdoor temperature of 95 degrees, indoor temperature of 80 degrees and 50% humidity. It is the ratio of the air conditioner’s cooling capacity to the power input. The higher the EER, the more efficient the air conditioning unit is functioning.

Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric recommends you get your home’s air conditioning system serviced at least once a year to ensure it is operating optimally. Other ways to maximize your A/C efficiency include:

  • Clean the area around your outdoor unit
  • Clean and vacuum your vents
  • Cover windows
  • Check to ensure against air leaks
  • Maintain a consistent temperature
  • Invest in a programmable or smart thermostat.

Signs It’s Time for an AC Check Up

If there is a noticeable jump in your utility costs or you haven’t had a recent maintenance visit, it might be time to call a professional. Other signs that you need a professional’s help can include:
•  Thermostat cycling on and off often
•  Ice on the compressor
•  Unusual sounds

What’s Covered in an Applewood AC Tune Up?

A few things our certified HVAC technicians will check during annual maintenance:
•  Clean and replace system filter
•  Inspect blower wheel
•  Lubricate motor as necessary
•  Inspect and adjust fan belts and pulleys
•  Check condensate line drainage
•  Check refrigerant levels
•  Inspect indoor coil
•  Visually check for refrigerant leaks
•  Check and clean thermostat and test operation
•  Check return air temp and supply line air temp
•  Check and tighten electrical wiring connections
•  Check capacitor and start components
•  Check contactor and relays
•  Check compressor and fan motor current
•  Check outdoor coil airflow
•  Inspect condenser coil and outdoor unit
•  And more!

Schedule Your Denver AC Service Today

Scheduling air conditioning service with a licensed Applewood technician is easy. Simply use our online scheduling form or call us today. We want you to get the most out of your air conditioner this summer.

Call  303-328-3060

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