Some cost-effective ways to improve air conditioning efficiency

In a home where there is AC, the heating and cooling bills can make up half of your total utility expenses. There are some ways you can adopt to improve the efficiency in your home to get the most out of your system while controlling the expenses.


These tips can help keep air conditioning systems healthy as the weather gets warmer and homeowners will begin turning on their units. 

Clean around the outdoor condenser unit.

Your outdoor unit provides the best performance when it is clean and out of the debris. So it should be cleaned thoroughly. If you are unable to make it clean on your own, you can get the outdoor unit cleaned by a professional.  Vacuum indoor vents and keep vents unblocked. You can vacuum dust and any debris away from indoor supply vents to help maintain steady airflow from your system. Also keep any objects such as blinds, toys, and furniture away from blocking the vents.

Adjust thermostat accordingly

Typically, adjusting temperatures according to the seasons can help save money and energy. In the winter season adjust the temperature to down and in summer adjust to up. You don’t need to operate yourselves if you have a smart thermostat. You can automatically set the temperature for different times of the day or during times.

Keep heat-producing a piece of equipment away from your thermostat.

Having the heat-producing appliances near thermostat affects the air in your home cooling. This pushes the system to work harder to make your home cool. This extra load slowly affect the efficiency of the system.

Keep curtains and blinds closed in the heat of the day.

When the direct sun hits the windows in your home, keeping your curtains or blinds closed can keep some of the heat from warming the inside of your home.

Clear your drain line.

There is a sewer by the indoor cooling coil, typically mounted above the furnace in the basement. In summer it is important to clear the drain. Keeping your drain line clear will save your basement from taking on water if the drain becomes blocked.

Avoid using your dryer and oven in the hottest hours of the day.

Running the dryer will cause the hot air to be drawn into the home and using the oven additionally add warm air to your home causing the AC to have work harder.

Insulate any exposed ductwork. Make sure ductwork that runs through an unconditioned space is properly sealed so it doesn’t leak any of your conditioned air. Be sure a professional also checks the ductwork during your next scheduled maintenance visit. It’s also recommend that your ductwork be insulated using the proper thickness duct insulating material. Understanding the different parts of your HVAC system and keeping it running efficiently will keep your system in top working condition for when you need it most this summer. Be sure to have your system checked by a professional at least once per year to make sure the equipment, connections, and ductwork are all ready to go when the warm weather begins. In Kuwait, you can rely upon Advanced Services for HVAC maintenance. The company has the proficiency in dealing with HVAC solutions from the scratch, i.e. from the designing to installation to maintenance of HVAC in Kuwait.