How to Help Your Air Conditioner Run More Efficiently

July 10, 2015

Air conditioners are arguably the most critical asset of a home during the summer months. They give you comfort when the heat in Elkhart is at its worst and helps keep your environment just as you like it. So how can you help your air conditioner run better?

The answer is first and foremost premier air conditioner service that includes a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. And while we definitely wouldn’t debate the value of professional quality air conditioner service, there are a number of things you can take a look at yourself.

At BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, we think it’s fantastic that you want to save a few bucks on your monthly energy costs, which is why we compiled this list for you to consider:

  • Switch out your home’s air filter. It’s likely the most referenced homeowner task from heating and cooling companies, but it really does make a huge difference. Dirty air filters block air flow and make it difficult for your air conditioner to do its job – which means your comfort suffers.
  • Seal your home’s ducts. According to the folks at ENERGY STAR, many homes can lose between 20 and 30 percent of the air that passes through them due to duct leaks and other duct issues.
  • Open your vents. It’s a very common mistake among homeowners, but keeping rooms shut and vents shut in seldom used rooms doesn’t automatically mean you save money. Keeping all of your vents open helps the system do its job because airflow isn’t being prevented.
  • Air conditioner service. Professionals recommend that you schedule up air conditioner service with BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Any time you have air conditioner problems and your comfort is being compromised, call in the experts.

If you’ve checked all of these tips and you’re still running in to an issue with your home’s heating and cooling system, it’s most likely time for air conditioner service. Give BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Elkhart a call at or set up an appointment online to get it taken care of.

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