How to make the most of your AC

Ensure your AC delivers maximum efficiency and cooling

How to make the most of your AC

It can be frustrating to realise that your AC isn’t working at its full potential. However, there are some simple tips you can apply to make sure that you get the best out of your air conditioning unit. In this article, we offer useful tips and tricks for making the most out of your AC unit. From adjusting the thermostat to checking for leaks, our expert advice will help ensure that your air conditioner is running efficiently and effectively.


Set your AC to a modest temperature

Using the air conditioner sparsely is a common practice in many parts of the country, and one of the primary reasons for this is high energy bills. However, there are tips to reduce your AC’s power consumption. One of the ways you can do this is by setting your AC to 24 degrees, often considered the sweet spot between cooling and energy saving.


Keep your vents clear

Clogged or blocked vents can cause your AC to work harder, which can lead to higher energy bills and decreased efficiency. A good thumb rule is to check your vents regularly and vacuum out any dust or debris that may have accumulated around them. If you have furniture or other items blocking the vents, move them so that the air can flow freely. Make sure there is nothing blocking the path of the air from your AC unit outside to the vents inside your home.


Close the doors to unused rooms

If you have any rooms in your home that you don’t use frequently, close the doors to those rooms when using your air conditioner. By sealing off these areas of your home, you can prevent cold air from escaping and keep your AC running more efficiently. This is a simple and easy way to make sure your AC is working as efficiently as possible.


Check for leaks

One of the best ways to make sure your AC is running efficiently is to check for leaks. Leaks can cause your unit to work harder than necessary, which can lead to higher energy bills, but also a shorter lifespan for your AC.

To check for leaks, start by looking at the area around your AC unit. If you see any cracks or holes in the ductwork, you may be looking at a possible leak. Another way to check for leaks is to listen for any strange noises coming from your AC unit or ductwork during usage. You can also hire a professional to check for any leaks and seal them up if necessary.


Use your AC as an air purifier

Here’s a little fun fact. You can now convert your existing AC into an air purifer, as well as purchase a new one with an air purifier built in. Consider investing in air purifier filters, many of which are available from different brands, including 3M, and Nirvana Being. These filters attach to your AC and can then filter out harmful PM2.5 particles.

One can also invest in air conditioners with air purifiers built in. The Hisense Cooling Expert, Whirlpool 3D Cool Purafresh Pro, Haier PuriCool Pro, and LG ECO are amongst the few options you can consider.

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