How to Improve the Energy Efficiency of your AC Unit

Turn up the dial on your AC, the summer has officially kicked off. In Florida, this means hot and humid conditions. To stay cool and comfortable all season long, trust the professionals as All Temp for dependable AC maintenance in Kissimmee to ensure your air conditioner is in full working order. By keeping a close eye on your AC system, you can prevent future problems down the road and help improve the energy efficiency of your unit in the process.

Regular Cleanings

One of the top ways you can maintain your unit’s energy efficiency is by cleaning your system regularly. Cleaning entails everything from the AC unit’s filters to coils to ensure there is no debris blocking the unit. According to the US Department of Energy, replacing and cleaning AC filters on a regular basis can help lower the energy consumption of your unit by anywhere from 5 to 15 percent.

Components to Clean in Your AC Unit

  • Filters
  • Condenser Coil
  • Evaporator Coil
  • Condenser Unit
  • Drain Line

Cleaning Vs. Pitching Your Filter

Knowing when to throw away your unit’s filter can also help maintain the energy efficiency of your unit. However, some AC filters have been designed to be reused. All Temp is a leader in AC maintenance Kissimmee, so our technicians can give you guidance based on the unit that is installed in your home. As a rule, the filter on most air conditioner systems should be changed at least every two months during the summer or cooling season. If the air conditioning system is used on a regular basis, or there is a lot of dust or pet debris in your home, you may want to consider changing your filter more frequently.

Air Conditioning Coils

An air condition also has two primary coils that will need to be cleaned on a routine basis: the condenser and evaporator coils. Experts recommend checking the evaporator coil on an annual basis, as it tends to collect dirt over time. Too much dirt and debris in air conditioner coils can cause a blockage, which can minimize the air flow and the coil’s ability to absorb heat. Cleaning the area around the condenser unit can also help maintain your AC’s energy efficiency. Remove any dirt, pebbles, lawn clippings, rocks or other small debris that could potentially block the airflow from the unit.

Drain Line

Another way to maintain your AC’s energy efficiency is by cleaning out the drain line. Flushing a simple combination of chlorine bleach (1 cup) and a gallon of water will help keep your drain line clean for the season. The drain line is usually located above the furnace on the ground floor or basement.


Know When to Call a Professional

While all these tips can help you maintain the energy efficiency of your AC system, one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting the top AC maintenance in Kissimmee is by calling trusted HVAC technicians who have a track record in maintenance, installation, and customer service. Contact All Temp Heating and Air Conditioning to find out how our professionals can keep your AC system running efficiently.


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