When you use your air conditioner, you probably don’t think what’s the “right” or “wrong” way to do it. But do you know that the way you run your air conditioning in Calgary can affect its performance and efficiency? Here are some ways you may be hurting your air conditioner:
An old, broken down or inefficient thermostat may make your home warmer or colder than you are comfortable with. If you have a home with an air conditioner in Calgary, you should switch to a programmable thermostat or a Wi-Fi thermostat, which are more cost-effective, efficient and provides you better comfort in your home.
If you want your car to run efficiently, you give it a tune-up once in a while. The same should be done for your AC unit. Air conditioners may become out of order after the winter season. Having a technician check your AC for any worn down components or other issues can make your system work better during the hot months.
Do you suffer from allergies, even inside your own home? Do you have frequent bouts of colds and coughs? This may be because your AC may not be filtering the air properly. This may be due to clogged air filters or problematic ductwork. If you neglect to get your AC checked and repaired, pathogens and allergens like mold, bacteria, viruses, pollen and dust can find their way inside your home and compromise the health and safety of your family.
During hot summer days, you may need to lower the temperature of your home more than usual. That can exert a big toll on your AC. A ceiling fan can help circulate the clean and cool air around your home and can help you cool you down during the hot summer days through wind-chill effect. If you don’t have a ceiling fan, it is a good idea to invest in one.