For over 20 years, Cardinal Heating & Air has seen and fixed thousands of problems pertaining to home HVAC systems. In our experience, we find that a huge percentage of issues are caused by improper operation. Central air conditioning is the kind of system that most people typically pay no mind about as it works quietly and tirelessly in the background, providing your home with the cool comfort like as it’s supposed to. However, running your unit can be more complex than simply turning it on and leaving it alone. Knowing how to properly operate your system goes a long way in not only keeping your home comfortable but also in saving money on utility bills.
Moderation is Key
Our air conditioning experts at Cardinal say that, as with almost anything in life, moderation is key. Running your system continuously on the edge of its breaking point will eventually take its toll. One sure way to ensure your centralized air conditioning is not pushed to its limits is to delegate ventilation to other cheaper systems, such as fans and, even windows. Depending on the season, you can decide whether it’s necessary to even turn your AC on some days if there are other sources of ventilation available.
Another frequently overlooked factor that affects your AC’s performance is poor planning. If your home is not well-suited for efficiency, you may be putting unnecessary strain on your air conditioning. Make sure that your home is well insulated, and your doors and windows are all weather-sealed. With enough preparations, you can expect a dramatic change in your monthly electric consumption.
Cardinal Air Conditioning Regular Maintenance
Our professionals offer regular maintenance schedules that will keep your centralized air conditioning running at peak efficiency. According to studies, you can increase your units’ efficiency by up to 20% just by regularly changing the coolant. Keeping the filters clear of dust and debris can add a further 10% to its efficiency.
Give us a call at Cardinal Heating & Air today at (425) 827-9997 and ask us about how your central air conditioning can be as efficient as possible. Services are available in the Greater Seattle, Washington Area.