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How to Boost Your AC Efficiency

Your home’s energy efficiency is easy to overlook. But it’s something that you’re paying for on a regular basis. If your air conditioner isn’t performing as well as it can, it’s costing you. If you’re looking for easy ways to increase efficiency in your Las Vegas, Nevada, home, try these tactics to trim your utility bills so that you spend less on comfort:

Schedule Regular AC Maintenance

Booking annual maintenance visits for your heating and cooling systems is one of the best things you can do for your energy efficiency. You should schedule air conditioner maintenance in spring or even summer. As a result, your AC system will operate efficiently.

We carefully inspect the system for any signs of trouble and handle essential tasks like:

  • Lubricating moving parts
  • Tightening electrical connections
  • Cleaning the AC system

If your air conditioner hasn’t seen one of our maintenance service technicians in the last year, you’re overdue for this visit.

Evaluate Your Thermostat Settings

You should adjust your thermostat for maximum efficiency during the cooling season. In the warm weather months, keep the home slightly warmer than you do in winter. Adjust the temperature to be higher during the day while you’re away and at night when you’re sleeping. You’ll enjoy the best efficiency if you can maintain set temperatures for long periods of time — ideally eight hours or more. A programmable thermostat can handle all the work for you and help you trim your utility bills with smart adjustments.

Change the AC System’s Filter

You should change the filter in your AC system at least every 90 days. Inspect it once a month for visible dirt and dust. Change the filter as needed when you can see it’s dirty. If you have asthma or allergy sufferers in the home, increase the frequency of your filter changes, even if you can’t see a significant amount of dust. As a result, you’ll help ease symptoms for allergy and asthma sufferers living in the household.

Do you need AC maintenance or other services to increase the efficiency of your system? Contact Johnny On the Spot today at (725) 977-9461.

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