7 ways to extend the life of your AC (part 2 of 2)

7 ways to extend the life of your AC (part 2 of 2)

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7 ways to extend the life of your AC (part 2 of 2) will add to your peace of mind knowing you are taking steps to ensure you’re easing the strain on your pocketbook, and keeping your family comfortable and safe.

Our latest blog, 7 ways to extend the life of your AC, is a 2 part series.  Read Part 1 here.

4. Use a smart or programmable thermostat

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A popular choice for homeowners, smart thermostats allow you to program and control your air conditioner from anywhere. For maximum energy savings, we recommend setting your thermostat in the auto position. Also, you can program your smart thermostat to turn off when you are away from home, then set the AC to be cooler about a half an hour before returning. This will result in maximum efficiency and a longer lifespan for your AC unit.

5. Check your air vents

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Inspect the air vents in your home to make sure they’re open and unobstructed.  Although some homeowners attempt to regulate their home temperatures by closing off vents in unused rooms, this actually lowers your energy efficiency.  Consequently, closing your vents will result in uneven cooling and higher energy bills.  Therefore, keep your vents open and clear.

6. Seal doors and windows

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To ensure the cool air remains inside your home where you can enjoy it, seal areas where air can escape.  For example, use weather stripping to seal around windows and doors, and caulk to seal cracks around window and door frames. In addition, inspect the baseboards for any areas that need additional sealing.

7. Use your ceiling fans

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Ceiling fans are an ideal solution to making you feel several degrees cooler without lowering the temperature in the room.  In addition, remember to rotate your ceiling fans counterclockwise for optimum performance when the heat arrives.  These tips will help you save money on your monthly energy bill.

The average lifespan of an AC system in Fort Myers and Cape Coral is 10 years.  Therefore, if your system has reached this age, it is best to have it inspected by Sunset Air and Home Services. We can help you determine if it needs to be replaced or repaired.  Then, we will recommend the right solution for your home and budget.

Call Sunset Air and Home Services

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For more than 20 years, we have been serving homeowners, just like you. The foundation of our culture is finding the right solution for our clients and never selling them something they do not need. Contact Us 24/7,  239-693-9005. Financing available.

 

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