Did you know that duct leakage can sap 20% – 40% of the energy out of even a well-operating air conditioner? Ducts outside need to be well insulated to maximize efficiency and prevent leakage of cooled air. You might be able to get an extra half ton of air conditioner capacity for free, if you seal and properly insulate your ductwork.
Other things you can do to improve the efficiency of your AC unit include replacing dirty filters, keeping the right charge and airflow and cleaning the coils. Our Air One Value Protection plan includes all of these items and is done twice a year (Spring and Fall) to ensure your AC is operating at peak efficiency.
Other simple fixes that will improve the cooling power of your AC include sealing your doors and windows to reduce air leakage and drawing your curtains during the hottest part of the day. Doing just these two things can lower your electric bill by increasing efficiency. In addition to taking steps to stop cooled air from leaking from inside your home, you also want to make sure your outdoor condenser unit is not blocked by leaves or other yard debris as air flow will be reduced, impacting efficiency.