All ac units work by cooling off your interior space while keeping the heat of the day outside. The more efficient an ac unit is, the more effective it will be, and here’s how you can help.
Cold air sinks, and if you have doorway gaps at the bottom of your exterior doors, your air conditioned air will drain away. Even interior basement doors with gaps will let your precious cooled air drain down into the basement.
The remedy here is to plug those gaps, and even something as simple as an old towel or a door snake, firmly pressed against the door gap, will effectively keep the cold air from draining away.
If you have an overhead fan, use it for up to a 40% savings off of your energy bill in the summer. You always want to blades are rotating to push the air downwards during the cooling season. Why? Because just as cool air sinks, hot air rises, so by pushing air downwards, you are pulling the hot air above and sending it into the cooler air below. Not only does that eliminate hot and cold spots throughout a room, the mixed air gives a true temperature reading so that your air conditioner won’t have to run as much to keep the temperature where you want it.
All ac units have filters that must be changed on a regular basis. As a general rule of thumb, change disposable types or clean them monthly, if they are of the permanent type. If you have smokers or pets in the house, they may need to be changed or cleaned more frequently.
Just doing these little tips during the cooling season will help keep the cool inside, all season long.
For more information about keeping the cool in, please contact Paschal heat, air and geothermal. We have been serving the Northwest Arkansas, Southern Missouri, and Eastern Oklahoma area since 1968.