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Improve Your AC without Replacing It

Improve Your AC without Replacing It

If your air conditioner is not cooling your home as well as it should, don’t make plans to buy a replacement unit unless your system has been around for more than 15 years. You can improve the performance of newer HVAC systems with a few tips and tricks that have nothing to do with replacing it.

To get the maximum performance from your home's cooling system, here are a few things you can try:

  • Install a smart thermostat – Having a smart thermostat will make your air-conditioning unit more energy-efficient because you can program it or tweak its temperature setting from a remote location with your favorite electronic device. Programmable units will turn your AC unit on and off whenever the temperature goes below or above the set temperature that you want.
  • Add insulation to your home – Insulation is one home-enhancement product that many homeowners connect only with cold weather. However, insulation does more than help warm your home in the winter. When your home is properly insulated, the heat from the outside will find it hard to penetrate your home and the cold inside air will not seep outside. That will lower your cooling bills and make your AC more efficient because it will not have to work as hard during the summer. 
  • Keep your AC system in tiptop shape – Maintenance is crucial in keeping your air-conditioning system running efficiently and smoothly. Keeping the filters clean and changing them when necessary is one way to keep your AC running smoothly. Ensuring the ventilator fins are always open is also important and should be checked regularly. Also, try to place your outdoor unit in a shaded area or have a cover installed over it to keep the sun’s heat away from it.

You Don’t Need to Buy a New AC to Improve It

Unless your unit no longer functions, there is no need to purchase a new air-conditioning system to make your home cooler. All you need to do is to follow three simple tips to get your AC to operate better: upgrade your thermostat, increase your insulation and get your air conditioner on a maintenance plan that will help it work better and last longer. The trained technicians from Summit Services can help with all of that. To learn how contact us online or call us at 843-508-8478. Our services are available to property owners in Hilton Head, Beaufort, and Bluffton, South Carolina.