Air Conditioning System

How to Maximize the Efficiency (and Lifespan) of Your Air Conditioning System

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. While it’s easy to get caught up in vacation planning, lusting for warmer days and backyard gatherings, there are some important items of business to take care of first. Routine AC service is one of those things; the last thing you want is to put off AC service until the last minute.

In most cases, you’ll be waiting longer than you’d hoped for – and a top priority should be addressing your air conditioner before it’s too late.

Uncle Mike’s Home Service is a trusted AC service and maintenance provider in Lincroft, N.J., and surrounding areas and we’d love to help get your system ready to go for summer. Before you call us to schedule an appointment, here’s what you need to know.

The importance of efficiency with your AC system

You’ve probably heard the phrase “work smarter, not harder.” That also applies to your air conditioning system.

Depending on the size of your home and the amount of energy you typically use, your air conditioner will need to be properly fitted and customized for your space. We’ll touch more on that in a moment, but it’s certainly something to remember as you consider your options for summer. 

More importantly, maintenance and service should be atop your list of to-dos. Did you know most people don’t know how old their air conditioning system is? While most modern units have a lifespan of 10 years, older units can lose their “gusto” more rapidly – which will end up causing problems and costing money if it’s not serviced or replaced. 

3 tips for keeping your air conditioning efficient all year long

The best way to keep your air conditioner running efficiently (and without unforeseen problems) is to have regular maintenance. As a rule of thumb, Uncle Mike’s Home Service recommends having your air conditioner serviced two times a year: once in the spring before summer arrives and then again in the fall. 

Regular maintenance will ensure a longer lifespan for your AC system, it will keep your monthly energy bills down, and ensure that you will need fewer repairs in the future. 

We recommend speaking with a member of our team to schedule an appointment and see if your AC system simply needs to be serviced, or if it needs to be replaced. 

With that being said, there are a few “tricks of the trade” to keep your system efficient before and after you’ve had it serviced.

Make sure your AC unit is properly fit for your home

Air conditioning units that are either too big or too small will cause problems.

If the unit is too small, it will constantly be overworked and result in higher-than-normal energy costs. It may be working so hard that it doesn’t properly cool the space, which can lead to the unit breaking down altogether. 

An oversized AC unit is, in most cases, running at a level that’s too high – causing it to shut down or restart when it’s not supposed to. This also drives up energy costs.

Give your AC a regular cleaning 

You can leave the detailed service and cleaning to the pros at Uncle Mike’s Home Service, but now and then it helps to check your AC and remove anything that could be blocking vents. This can include leaves, grass, or other debris that accumulates over time.

Replace the AC filters

Dirty filters are filters that don’t let your AC unit function as it should. Filters are hard-working and need replacing every 90 days depending on the workload of your AC. If your filters are dirty and/or blocked, your energy efficiency suffers and your air won’t run properly.

Uncle Mike’s Home Service is standing by – give us a call TODAY!

With Uncle Mike’s Home Service, you can schedule appointments in advance, take care of this important item of business once or twice per year, and have peace of mind that you’ll have a mint-condition AC system when you need it most.

If your AC hasn’t received service recently, it’s time to give Uncle Mike’s Home Service a call.

You can call us at 844-900-MIKE, or fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate or schedule an appointment.


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