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Many of the same things you can do to improve the efficiency of your heating system will also increase the efficiency of your air conditioning. Among them:
- Change filters regularly - Dirty filters are the most common cause of heating & cooling inefficiency - and the easiest to fix. Dirty filters impede airflow, causing your system to work more for less comfort. When your filters are replaced regularly, more conditioned air can flow through the system and get delivered to your living spaces.
- Insulate your ductwork - Ducts are made of metal and therefore poor insulators. Wrapping them with duct insulation will keep conditioned air colder as it travels to the living spaces where you want it. Such insulation also reduces leaks at seams and joints.
- Keep wall - and floor vents clear - Do not trap conditioned air behind drapes or furniture by obstructing your vents with them.
- Install a programmable thermostat - Set it for 78° F to heat or cool your home 30 minutes before you get there. Set it for 85 ° F when you are away. Doing so can help you save 10-to-20 percent on your annual energy bill.
- Install a whole-house fan - One of these will completely exchange the air in your home in only minutes - pulling in cool air while expelling warm - reducing the need to run your air conditioner.
However, if your central air-conditioning unit is more than ten years old, you can probably realize significant annual savings by replacing it with a newer, more energy efficient model. Among central air conditioners, we recommend and install