There are a few things you can do to maximize the SEER rating of your air conditioner. These include:
1. Change the air filter
A dirty filter will restrict air flow, making your system work much harder, using more energy and costing you more money. Check the filter regularly and follow the manufacturer’s recommended schedule for replacement. A good general rule is a change every three months or at the beginning of every heating and cooling season depending on the filter being used.
2. Seal the ducts
Air that escapes through leaks in a duct increases the amount of time your AHU must run to reach your desired level of comfort. Sealing the ducts can improve your efficiency by as much as 20 percent or more.
3. Use the programmable thermostat
Setting your thermostat to only heat or cool your home during the hours when you’re there can save several hundred dollars per year in energy costs.
4. Keep the outside unit clean
Any debris built up on the outside coils of your condenser unit will make the system work harder to deliver air flow. Wash off the outdoor unit with a hose on light pressure every once in a while.
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