It is hard to imagine how life was like before modern air conditioning was available for every home. Well, I guess it involved a lot of manual labor to collect the fuel such as wood, coal or oil and even more so during the summer when you really would have no other option than to either go outside or try to make the most out of a fan. But now that we have easily accessible air conditioning in our homes, are we using them correctly? Of course they work and serve their purpose but can it be better? Have you ever thought about the impact a few simple tasks could have on the quality and effectiveness of your home’s air conditioning? Deep Chill tends to effectively install the air conditioning units but using them correctly depends on you, so here are just a few quick things to keep in mind and improve the air conditioning of your home.
1. Keep it clean
Keeping the air conditioning system clean is a bit of a broad topic as it involves tinkering with a few different pieces of it. Mainly, you will want to make sure that the air vents are clean and unobstructed but do not forget to check the outdoor unit as dust and dirt buildup can make it work less efficiently, therefore using more electricity for the same job.
2. Insulate your home
No matter what type of air conditioning you are using, it can do only so much if your home’s walls are letting the conditioned air escape. It might be expensive at first to get your entire home properly insulated but if you do the math you will see that it really pays off in the long run as the air conditioning unit will have to work less to keep the temperature the way you want it. This includes wall insulation but the windows might require changing too.
3. Get a smart thermostat
One of the most inefficient ways to control the temperature of your home is by drastically increasing or decreasing it. In that case the air conditioning unit has to work extra hard to achieve the desired effect immediately. However, if you can control the temperature from your smartphone or adjust the temperature for the different hours of the day from the thermostat, you will have the desired temperature right when you want it, but the air conditioning will not have to do it in a short time period.