With summer approaching quickly in Palmetto, FL, temperatures are scorching and your energy bills are higher. But there are ways to increase the efficiency of your AC system while staying cool and comfortable. Read on to learn more.

Close Blinds and Curtains

Although letting the sun shine into your home brings natural light in, it also heats your house. To keep your home cooler, close blinds, curtains and shades to windows receiving direct and indirect sunlight. Now that your AC system isn’t competing with sunlight, it can cool your home more efficiently.

Delay Heat-Producing Tasks

Another way to keep your home cool and help your AC system stay efficient is to do heat-producing tasks during the early morning and evening hours. This includes laundry, cooking and doing dishes as those are heat-producing activities.

Ensure Proper Thermostat Placement

Proper thermostat placement also helps when it comes to increasing your system’s efficiency. Make sure you don’t place electronics and lamps near your thermostat as it confuses it, causing it to run longer.

Keep Your AC System Cool

While you have an air conditioner to keep you cool, one way to increase the system’s efficiency is to return the favor. Find a shaded area to place your system, or use an awning to keep the sun off your unit. Also, make sure there’s no debris within 2 feet of your unit.

Schedule Regular AC Maintenance

Regular AC maintenance helps keep your system running efficiently. For example, cleaning your air filter improves system performance, saves energy and helps your indoor air quality. In addition, reducing wear and tear on your system improves efficiency and keeps it running longer.

Tips like these can help you stay cool and comfortable this summer. Contact us at All American Heating & Cooling today to schedule an appointment for maintenance. We can help keep your AC system efficient.

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