Are you getting the most out of your air conditioner
Follow these easy tips from LJ Refrigeration Co., Inc. to save money and get the most performance out of your air conditioner.
An investment worth caring for
AC installation service in Fountain Hills, AZ is a big financial commitment for any family. LJ Refrigeration Co., Inc. has the experience and thorough techniques to get your new AC installed right. While some contractors do a rush job, we carefully install your AC so you get the performance from the SEER ratings promised on your AC from day one. We place your AC in the best spot, help you choose the right sizing for your family’s needs, and make sure your ductwork won’t cause your energy loss. Here are the steps you need as a homeowner to keep it performing efficiently.
- Buy the right filters. Synthetic Pleated filters will cost a little more than economy grade fibreglass ones, but you will get more value out of them. If you’re concerned about price, shop around at a couple hardware stores and buy several at once when you find a good price. Check out HEPA filters if you have pets or family members with allergies.
- Change filters on a schedule. Ok, remember the last tip how we said to buy several filters at once? It will make your life so much easier if you don’t have to go shopping every time you need the same sized filter for your AC. Check the recommended time to change your filter on the box and set a reminder on your phone. Most filters should be changed every three months. If you smoke or have pets, you may need to switch them out more often.
- See if your AC is cooling efficiently. After you get AC installation service in Fountain Hills, AZ, it’s a good idea to see it’s working well a few months after we set it up. You can check this yourself by measuring the temperature from air coming out the vent and comparing it to the heat level of your return vent. There should be anywhere from 15 to 18 degrees difference between the two temperatures. You’ll know your AC is working properly if this is the case, but a low difference could mean your AC is low on coolant. A larger difference might mean a clogged air filter is slowing the return of air. Call us if a filter change doesn’t make the change because a large difference means your AC is using a lot of energy to work.
- Pick a comfortable temperature for your thermostat. Turning it all the way down when you feel hot is a surefire way to freeze up your AC and make it work longer.
- Schedule yearly maintenance service. Your AC will last longer when it’s restored each year from the talented hands at LJ Refrigeration Co., Inc. Pick a time that’s convenient for you and schedule it ahead. We can always reschedule if something comes up, just let us know ahead of time.