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Tips for Efficient Air Conditioning this Summer

Monday, March 11th, 2013 at 8:00 am

Whatever type of home cooling system you have—whether it’s a heat pump, central air, ductless mini split, or packaged unit—it’s important to make sure that you maximize the efficiency of your air conditioner to provide efficient cooling all summer long. Inspections, cleaning, tune-ups, and repair are all necessary duties of securing the longevity of your air conditioning. After all, an AC unit is a big investment, so don’t let your money fly out the window; call the Melbourne, FL air conditioning efficiency experts at Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. today!

Here are some tips to make sure you get the most out of your air conditioner this cooling season:

  • Clean your air filters. Make sure you have new air filters for this summer, especially if you haven’t replaced them for some time. While air filters are designed to make sure your home has clean indoor air, filters that are clogged or dirty with dust, pollen and other debris can actually impede airflow. This causes your air conditioner to work harder, and therefore significantly reduces your energy-efficiency.
  • Clean your ductwork. In forced air cooling systems, ductwork is necessary to circulate the conditioned air throughout your home. But over time, ductwork can accumulate dust and allergens, and this can cause unpleasant odors and even pose a health risk. Even a thin layer of debris in your ductwork can significantly impact the efficiency with which your air travels through the system. If you sense a stale or musty odor in your home, or see dust or mold on vents and diffusers, you may find that a duct cleaning could help your home achieve a higher level of comfort and efficiency.
  • Upgrade your system. Unimpressed with the efficiency of your current AC system? Consider upgrading to a new model with a high SEER rating; it could save you money in the long run. Also, switching to a highly energy-efficient ductless mini split allows you to cool your home without extensive ductwork.

We hope these tips have been useful to you. You can always call the Melbourne, FL efficient air conditioning experts at Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc. if you have further questions.

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