Most of us know that there are many appliances on the market today that are designed to operate without using the high volume of energy that their predecessors used. While buying a high-efficiency air conditioning unit is a good start, your efforts at being more environmentally friendly shouldn’t start there. In addition to using an air conditioning service to provide regular AC maintenance to keep the air conditioning operating at optimal efficiency, there are also ways to save energy that start with the selection of the unit you have installed.
Purchase the Right Size AC Unit for Your Home
While some homeowners think that keeping their air conditioning system on the small side will prevent it from using too much energy, the opposite is true. The unit will have to work that much harder to try to keep the entire home cooled. As a result, it uses more energy. The same is true for a unit that is too large. Have a technician look at your home and evaluate the perfect size. Otherwise, you will end up with a unit that uses more energy and doesn’t do an efficient job of keeping your home cool and comfortable.
Have the Unit Professionally Installed
Installing your air conditioning system should never be a do-it-yourself project, or left in the hands of an air conditioning service that doesn’t have the experience to install all models of AC systems. Proper installation plays a large role in the efficiency of the unit, and the amount of wear and tear.
Install a Thermostat that You Can Program
Only cooling your home from the time immediately before you arrive until you leave in the mornings can save a significant amount of energy use, in comparison to leaving the AC running throughout the day.
Maintain AC Maintenance
Regular AC maintenance is essential to make the system run efficiently, and it will extend the life of the AC unit. A regular maintenance plan ensures that your AC will be taken care of professionally, without any need for you to remember when it’s time to call for service.