At Wolff Mechanical, we work hard to help with all your Scottsdale air conditioning repair needs. Summer is in full swing and air conditioners are running constantly in Arizona. Energy bills are elevating in price and people want to save money each month on their energy bills. Keeping up on minor maintenance projects and watching the thermostat will save money and help your ac unit run more efficiently.
Energy Efficient Maintenance Tips
Thermostat- Make sure that the thermostat is working properly. Turn on the thermostat to auto and adjust the degrees to 78. When the temperature in the home reaches above 78 degrees, the air conditioner should automatically turn on. Keeping the thermostat at 78 degrees is the recommended temperature to save energy, while keeping the home at a cool temperature.
Tighten Up- Make sure all of the electrical connections on the outdoor unit are tightened. It is also important to make sure all moving parts are well lubricated. Keeping the unit tightened and lubricated will help to prevent improper operation of the air conditioner.
Condensation- In order to make sure the air conditioner is regulating the humidity in your home properly; make sure to check the condensate drain. If a drain is plugged there is a possibility of water damage and this can affect humidity levels.
Evaporator- If the evaporator and coils are full of dirt, this will cause the air conditioner to become overworked resulting in higher energy bills. Keeping both components of the air conditioner clean and free of debris will help the air conditioning system running smoothly.
Refrigerant- This liquid is what helps keep the air blowing into the home cool. Make sure that the level of the refrigerant is not too high or too low in order to help the system run efficiently.
Air Filter- A major component to helping an air conditioner run properly is the air filter located inside the home. Many issues can be prevented if you change the air filter regularly. A dirty air filter will cause the system to stop blowing cool air into the home.