For Newnan, GA residents, air conditioning is a major expense, especially during the hot summer months. The cooling season is upon us, and that means it’s time to start looking at ways to improve your air conditioner’s energy efficiency. Here are three effective ways to improve your air conditioner’s efficiency.

Arrange the Space around Your Unit

One significant factor that affects your air conditioner’s energy efficiency is the physical space around the indoor and outdoor unit. Clearing the space around your air conditioner promotes better air flow, which in turn improves efficiency and reduces wear and tear on the system. Make sure the outdoor unit is in the shade, which makes it easier to release heat. It’s a good idea to take a few minutes at the beginning of the cooling season to clear the space around your air conditioner and take another quick look every few weeks to make sure you still have good air flow.

Change or Clean the Air Filter

Depending on the type of filter, your air conditioner’s air filter may need to be replaced or cleaned every one to three months. If you have a reusable filter, clean it with water and let it dry completely before putting it back into your air conditioner. If your air conditioner uses disposable filters, the best option for energy efficiency is to go to an authorized dealer for replacements instead of getting one-size-fits-all options from a hardware store.

Invest in AC Maintenance Plans

Good home maintenance is the first step toward improved air conditioning efficiency, but to really get the most out of your cooling system, you need professional maintenance. When a professional HVAC contractor from Scott Walker Heating and Air has the opportunity to inspect and maintain your air conditioner at the beginning of a season, you can rest assured that your cooling system will run at peak efficiency. To learn more, check out our AC services online or call (770) 282-5061.