When temperatures start to soar this summer, you can stay comfortable without sacrificing your paycheck. Follow these tips to improve the efficiency of your air conditioner, increase comfort and save money.

Control Humidity

A significant function of your air conditioner is to remove excess humidity from your indoor air. When humidity levels spike, your cooling system has to work overtime; even then, it may not be able to keep up with the demand. Installing a dehumidifier that works in conjunction with your air conditioner or heat pump improves the efficiency of your unit by pulling the excess moisture out of the air before the air circulates throughout your home.

Insulate Ductwork

On average, leaky ductwork can lose 20 to 30 percent of the conditioned air as it moves through your system. While the rooms closest to your air conditioner might be cool and comfortable, you might have hot spots in other areas of your home. Again, your air conditioner has to work overtime to compensate for this energy loss. Insulating your ductwork prevents conditioned air from escaping and ensures cooling comfort in every room.

Get a Thorough Checkup

Neglecting your AC system is a sure-fire way to decrease the efficiency of your unit and run up your electric bill. Clogged air filters, dirty coils, low refrigerant levels and a malfunctioning fan motor are among the problems that arise when you don’t take care of your cooling equipment. All of these increase the drag on your air conditioner or heat pump, making it work harder, longer and less efficiently.

To find out more about how AC maintenance keeps your air conditioner operating efficiently, contact Aaron & Trecker Heating & Air Conditioning at 847-613-4313.