Which Important Factors Affect Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency?

August 5, 2021

Which Important Factors Affect Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency?

You can’t ignore the importance of a good working air conditioner. An efficient cooling system is important to get through the summer heat and make yourself comfortable at home. The pandemic situation has forced people to stay at home most of the time. Therefore, maintaining an excellent cooling system has become more important than ever. For this, you need to maintain your cooling system and check in on it regularly to make sure it works well.

However, certain factors can affect your air conditioner’s capacity and its working efficiency. This blog post mentions those factors so you can take care of them and keep your AC in good condition.

Frequent Thermostat Setting Changes

Many people believe that setting their thermostat at the lowest level will keep it running for a long time. However, this will not speed up the process; rather it will take more time to cool a room to a colder temperature, and longer running can put pressure on the thermostat. The fact is that the frequent setting changes of air conditioners can affect their performance and reduce efficiency. Not to mention also increase your energy bills.

Similarly, setting your AC on a higher temperature setting can make your AC work harder and affect your AC. Try to set your AC at a reasonable temperature setting or use a programmable thermostat to conserve energy.

Age Of The Cooling System

Another factor that contributes to the inefficiency of your cooling system is its age. If your AC system is old and making weird noises or not giving enough air despite its maintenance, it may be time to change your cooling system. Good quality Air Conditioners can last for years till they no longer perform up to their mark. You can always call a professional technician to see if things will work well again after some replacements or maintenance, but usually, an older cooling system will need to be replaced as a whole.

Dirty Filters

When was the last time you cleaned your ACs filters? If it has been more than six months, it is time to clean them and wash them thoroughly to get rid of any dust and debris residing in it. AC filters can become clogged overtime with trapped dust and other particles. This can badly impact the efficiency of your AC system, limiting the amount of cool air you receive from it.

To avoid this, make sure to clean your AC every month in summer, so your AC doesn’t have to perform harder and can deliver healthy fresh air without affecting its efficiency.

Clogged Coils

Dirt can clog your coils and make them unable to perform their job. Coils are responsible for taking warm air out of your room and bringing in fresh air. When the coils are clogged, they have to perform harder, and thus consumes’ more electricity causing a spike in your bills. If you want your AC to function well, keep on checking the condition of your coils. Call a cooling system professional to come and check your AC coils or any other prevailing issues.

Lack Of Maintenance

Home appliances can be made to last longer by taking care of their maintenance, and your air conditioning system is one of them. If you don’t maintain it yourself or call your technician regularly to check for any problems, the chances are that these problems will turn into bigger issues that can demand costly repairs. Therefore, preventing such issues by opting for timely maintenance can increase your AC’s efficiency and keep it healthy for years.

About Pro West Heating & Air Conditioning

Pro West Heating & Air Conditioning is a reliable heating and air conditioner contractor in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We help you maintain ideal comfort levels inside your home and offer various related services. You can contact us here for further guidance.