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How to Optimize Your Air Conditioning System

McKinney Rental Property with an Outdoor Air Conditioning UnitFor numerous McKinney tenants, heating and cooling bills make up over half of a household’s total utility expenses. Over warm weather months, utilizing air conditioning might drive up costs and take money away from several other things. This makes it relevant to do what you can to maintain utilities as low as possible.

As the property owner, carrying out a small number of basic maintenance on your air conditioning unit and applying certain easy methods, you can optimize your air conditioning system and have your utility bills under control all at one time.

Another suitable way to increase your air conditioning unit’s efficiency is to clean it well, at the very least, once a year. If your unit sits on the ground, be sure to clear away any leaves or debris that may have fallen on or around it. It’s likewise an excellent idea to clean your unit’s condenser coils and your drain line or have a professional visit and do it for you. Most air conditioning units have a drain by the indoor cooling coil, which is oftentimes found near your furnace. You can, without difficulty, clear it by just pouring one cup of bleach down the drain and then rinsing it with a gallon of water.

One significant component of optimizing your air conditioning system is to make airflow more efficient. A useful starting point is to clear items away from your indoor vents and vacuum them out. This will help support your AC system to do a better job of distributing cold air to every part of the house. It may, moreover, help greatly to keep your interior doors open and adjust the vents in those rooms that are not used daily. To securely keep the cold air inside, close your blinds or curtains during the hottest parts of the day. Additionally, guarantee 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 needs to be.

You can even help your air conditioning system to avoid working harder than it should be. Raising your thermostat setting by two or three degrees can lower the strain on your air conditioning unit. Most experts recommend staying at 78 degrees when you are at home, and a bit higher when you’re gone. Moreover, using a fan with your air conditioning can assist circulating the air faster and supply a pleasant cooling breeze. Frequently using a ceiling fan or table fan in specific rooms can help to boost your air conditioning unit’s functionality and maintain a comfortable temperature.

On the last note, let’s discuss avoiding adding extra sources of heat to your home’s interior. Cooking, using the oven, or running the clothes dryer might all heat your house. If you use these appliances during the hottest parts of the day, it would cause your air conditioning unit to work even harder. In the warmest months, try to use your appliances either in the morning or at night. This will get your air conditioner to work more effectively and keep your house cool all day long. If you do have to cook, use your exhaust fan to pull the heat out of the house or a floor fan to help it disperse. Doing so should help prevent your kitchen from developing into the hottest part 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 One Source, we make sure to keep all of our rentals (including their air conditioning) in tip-top shape. If you’re interested in talking to a McKinney property manager, contact us online or call us at 214-960-1612.

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