How to Help Your Air Conditioner Run More Efficiently

July 10, 2015

Air conditioners are arguably the most critical asset of a home during the summer months. They provide comfort when the heat in Hillsborough is at its hottest and helps keep your environment just as you’d like it. So how can you help your air conditioner run better?

The answer is first and foremost professional air conditioner service that touts a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. And while we surely wouldn’t dispute the value of professional quality air conditioner service, there are a few things you can do yourself.

At Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we think it’s great that you want to save some on your monthly energy costs, which is why we assembled this list for you to consider:

  • Swap your home’s air filter. It’s likely the most referenced homeowner task from heating and cooling companies, but it really does make a big difference. Dirty air filters block air flow and make it tough for your air conditioner to do its job – which means your comfort is compromised.
  • Seal your home’s ducts. According to the folks at ENERGY STAR, many homes can lose between 20 and 30 percent of the air that passes through them due to duct leaks and other duct problems.
  • Open your vents. It’s a pretty common mistake among homeowners, but keeping rooms shut and vents shut in seldom used rooms doesn’t always mean you save money. Keeping all of your vents open helps the system perform its job because airflow isn’t being prevented.
  • Air conditioner service. Experts recommend that you set up air conditioner service with Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Any time you have air conditioner problems and your comfort is being compromised, call in the experts.

If you’ve checked all of these tips and you’re still running in to issues with your home’s heating and cooling system, it’s most likely time for air conditioner service. Give Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Hillsborough a call at or set up an appointment online to get it taken care of.

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