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Getting the Most Out of your Air Conditioning Unit

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

Using your air conditioner during the summer months increases your electricity bill significantly.  If you don’t clean the unit often enough, debris will block the airflow and the unit will release cool air more slowly.  Then, the air conditioner will take longer to cool your home, forcing you to turn the temperature lower and lower.  Here’s a few tips to help the unit operate at its’ fullest potential, which can help save you some money.

  • Rake any leaves and debris away from your outside air conditioner unit.
  • Cut back branches and plants so that everything is at least two feet from the air conditioner. This will ensure optimal air flow surrounding your unit.
  • Getting your air conditioner professionally cleaned is expensive, but you can do it yourself to save money.

It’s a good idea to completely clean your outdoor air conditioner once in the spring and once in the summer.  Since you’re probably using your air conditioning unit the most heavily during these seasons, its worth it to clean the unit to make sure you aren’t wasting money running the air conditioner excessively just because it isn’t clean enough to operate at its fullest potential. 

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