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- Check for leaks – Inspect all faucets and visible pipes. This can include in the basement, below sinks or any other exposed areas. A leak can not only raise your bill quickly, but it could also lead to potential water damage, mold, and mildew.
- Consider drain cleaning – Make drain cleaning a part of regular spring maintenance. This is a good time to check for clogs or buildup, which can lead to plumbing problems and also begin to smell.
- Drain your water heater – It can be helpful to drain a few gallons — or the entire tank — of water from your water heater annually. Sediment can begin to build up in the base of the water heater, which can not only find its way into your water supply but also impact energy efficiency.
- Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call toll-free @888-315-5564
Maintain the Central Air Conditioner’s Filters
When you clean or replace the filter, you enhance the air conditioner’s efficiency by 5 to 15 percent. To increase A/C unit efficiency, filters should be cleaned or replaced regularly, per the manufacturer’s instructions. This will ensure its efficiency and increase its lifespan. When dirt and debris clog a filter, air doesn’t flow through it as easily, which makes the unit work harder. Furthermore, when air flows through a dirty air filter it may carry debris with it, which could hinder the evaporator coil’s ability to absorb heat.
Keep the Area around the Unit Clear
To help maximize your air conditioner’s efficiency, keep the area around the unit free of objects and foliage to increase airflow and keep its components clean. When you place a large item behind a box fan, it can’t intake air as efficiently. The same concept is applicable to air conditioners. If you do have plants and shrubs around the unit, cut them back so they are at least 2 feet away.
Clean the Air Conditioner
When dirt and debris build-up on the outer walls of a central air conditioner the airflow is reduced. Follow these simple tips to clean your air conditioner:
- Turn off the unit’s power.
- Remove any leaves, branches and debris in the unit’s condenser fins, the thin metal mesh on the outside of the A/C.
- Vacuum the fins using a soft-bristled brush attachment, taking care not to bend them.
- Remove the grill from the top of the A/C and vacuum around the motor.
- Wipe down the fan blades with a damp cloth.
Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call toll-free @888-315-5564Read More
Pay Attention to the Duct Work
Even the ductwork in new homes can be dirty, as construction debris and dust naturally collects inside them. If rodents have visited your home, then your ducts may also have a coating of droppings and nesting materials inside them. When the air turns on, fine particulates drift into the home and lower your indoor air quality. They also drift back through your air conditioner system on the return air side and start to hamper air flow. Have the ducts professionally cleaned to improve indoor air quality and make your system more energy efficient.
Clean the Outside Compressor
One of the most important central air efficiency tips is to keep your compressor and condenser coils clean. However, the coils can get dirty, which means they will struggle to absorb heat effectively. You can clean the evaporator and condenser coils with a garden hose, but be careful to not get any electrical connections wet. When cleaning coils, inspect the fins as they are delicate and bend easily. If you notice any bent fins, simply straighten them out using a fin comb. In addition, you should remove any grass, weeds or old leaves from the winter that accumulate near your air conditioner, and avoid landscaping within two feet of the unit. Items should not be stored near the exterior compressor, because anything blocking air flow makes the system less energy efficient.
Save Up to Buy a New Air Conditioner
If you are wondering how to make your air conditioning more efficient while you drag along an elderly unit that is decades old, it’s nearly certain that the most effective way to bring your cooling bills down is to invest in a new air conditioner altogether. Look for a unit that bears the Energy Star label so you know that you’re purchasing one of the most efficient models on the market. It’s a large amount of cash to shell out in one go, but you’ll thank yourself later with the savings you experience over time, not to mention all the future breakdowns and repairs that you avoid.
Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call toll-free @888-315-5564Read More
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