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How to Optimize Your Air Conditioning System

Idaho Falls Rental Property with an Outdoor Air Conditioning UnitFor most Idaho Falls tenants, heating and cooling bills make up over half of a household’s total utility expenses. On warm weather months, cranking up the air conditioning can drive up costs and take money away from several other things. This makes it significant to do what you can to keep your utilities as low as possible.

As the property owner, religiously observing a few basic maintenances on your air conditioning unit and doing easy-to-apply techniques, you can surely optimize your air conditioning system and successfully keep your utility bills under control all at the same time.

Among the excellent measures to increase your air conditioning unit’s efficiency is to clean it properly not less than once a year. If your unit sits on the ground, bear in mind to clear away any leaves or debris that may have fallen on or around it. It’s likewise a brilliant plan to clean your unit’s condenser coils and your drain line or have a professional come in and accomplish it for you. Most air conditioning units have a drain by the indoor cooling coil, which is often seen near your furnace. You can quickly clear it through pouring one cup of bleach down the drain and then rinsing it with a gallon of water.

One other relevant element of optimizing your air conditioning system is to make airflow more efficient. A great starting point isto clear items away from your indoor vents and vacuum them out. This will assist your AC system to fulfill a better job of distributing cold air in every part of the house. It may likewise support to keep your interior doors open and adjust the vents in every room that are not used daily. To securely keep the cold air inside, close your blinds or curtains during the hottest parts of the day. Also, always make sure that you have good quality weather-stripping around each door and window. This will prevent air leaks and keep the cold air circulating inside the house where it’s so much needed.

You can, furthermore, help prevent your air conditioning system from working harder than it should be. Raising your thermostat setting by two or three degrees can relieve the strain on your air conditioning unit. Most experts recommend holding it at 78 degrees when you are at home, and a bit higher when you’re gone. Likewise, using a fan with your air conditioning can help much to circulate the air faster and give a much-needed cooling breeze. Always using a ceiling fan or table fan in some rooms can assist in boosting your air conditioning unit’s functionality and maintain a comfortable temperature.

And finally, there’s the matter of avoiding adding extra sources of heat to your home’s interior. Cooking, using the oven, or running the clothes dryer shall all heat your house. If you use these appliances during the hottest parts of the day, it can thus induce your air conditioning unit to work even harder. Over the warmest months, try your best to use your appliances either in the morning or at night. This will do much to help your air conditioner work more effectively and keep your house cool all day long. If you do wish to cook, use your exhaust fan to pull the heat out of the house or a floor fan to help it disperse. Doing so can surely help keep your kitchen from getting to be the hottest room in the house.

By following a few simple strategies and performing regular maintenance, you can optimize your air conditioning system and keep your utility costs down all summer long.

At Real Property Management Southeast Idaho, we make sure to keep all of our rentals (including their air conditioning) in tip-top shape. If you’re interested in talking to an Idaho Falls property manager, contact us online or call us at 208-522-2400.

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