During the summer, it’s natural to be concerned with getting the best cooling in your home. For that reason, an air conditioner that does not cool your rooms effectively will not just result in inconvenience, but also in higher energy bills.
A system that does not cool the room properly will most likely have a fault that causes it to draw extra electricity. This will result in increased energy bills.
If your air conditioner is not cooling the room efficiently, you can take a number of steps to resolve the issue and get the best cooling out of your system.
1. Purchase the right size of air conditioner
An air conditioner that is either too big or too small for the room will typically result in inefficient and ineffective cooling. Large air conditioners will start and stop quickly and often, resulting in inefficient cooling. On the flip side, small air conditioners will struggle to keep up with demand and cool the room.
An air conditioner that’s too small for your space is just not powerful enough to cool the room adequately.
When you purchase a new air conditioner from ABC Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, our technician can advise you on the best size to get for your space and cooling needs. We accomplish this through our free in-home estimate. Schedule yours today!
2. Inspect the SEER rating
Most air conditioners sold in the United States come marked with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). The higher the SEER number, the more efficient the air conditioner will be when cooling the room.
An efficient air conditioner can optimally cool the room without taking too much power. You should not buy a cooling device with a SEER less than 14. For the best results, the SEER should be 16 or above. To learn more about SEER and our line-up of Carrier air conditioners, read here.
3. Schedule a regular AC tune-up
The regular inspection of the air conditioner is also important for ensuring optimum cooling. Consider scheduling an air conditioner tune-up with the ABC team at least once a year. During the routine inspection, the technician will look at the air conditioner inside out to ensure that everything is in good condition.
If any problem is detected, the technician will perform the repairs then and there. As a result, your air conditioner will continue to generate optimal cooling throughout the summer months. This will also save you cost in the long run as there will be less need for repairs.
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4. Use a ceiling fan in combination with an air conditioner
Use of a ceiling fan can also help in optimal cooling. The ceiling fan will help in making the room feel cooler even when you set the thermostat at a high temperature. This will result in less strain to the cooling device. Apart from efficient cooling, using the ceiling fan will also help cut down the energy bills.
5. Set the right temperature for best cooling
Energy Star recommends that the air conditioner temperature should be set at 78oF during the summers for optimal cooling. In case you are not comfortable with this temperature, you should consider lowering the temperature by one degree to see how it affects the home comfort as well as energy bill.
Contact our team at ABC Cooling, Heating & Plumbing for more AC advice
In case you want to get in touch with experience and professional air conditioner technicians in San Jose, Hayward, or other parts of the Bay Area, you can contact ABC Cooling, Heating & Plumbing.