When I moved into my first place, I couldn't believe how dirty everything was all the time. I found myself dusting and mopping continuously, only to deal with a fresh layer of grime later. After awhile, I realized that the problem was blowing straight out of my air ducts. My ventilation lines were so dirty that it was spreading grime through my house every single time the air clicked on. Fortunately, I called an HVAC contractor who was able to clean my vents to a gleaming shine. I know how big of a difference cleaning up your ventilation system can make, which is why I want to spread the word.
If you are having a new air conditioning unit installed, you likely want to do as much as you can to help extend the life of the new unit. By taking steps to complete certain actions the same time your new unit is installed, you can help to increase the efficiency of the unit and prevent unneeded strain, which can help to extend the overall lifespan of your unit. Here are three steps you should take to increase the efficiency of an air conditioning unit that is going to be newly installed.
Have Your Duct Work Inspected and Cleaned
After your air conditioning unit cools air, it travels through ducts until it reaches vents where that cold air can be deposited into your home. If your ducts are dirty, it can slow the flow of air through the channels, which gives air time to heat back up. If there are holes in your duct work, cold air can escape. Both of these issues can cause your unit to have to run longer than it needs to to effectively cool your home. Having the ducts cleaned, inspected, and repaired can solve these problems.
Clean Your Vents and Replace Filters
Another step you should take prior to or immediately after having a new air conditioning unit installed is to clean your vents and replace your filters. If the filters or vents in your home are dirty, not only will the air being blown into your home potentially becoming dirtier, but it can impede the flow of cool air into your home. Once again, this gives air time to heat back up again, defeating the purpose of cooling it in the first place.
Trim Back Landscaping Near Your New Unit
The last step that you should take to help increase the efficiency of your new air conditioning unit is to trim back landscaping that may be near the unit, including grass, shrubs, and trees. Landscaping can prevent enough air from flowing into your air conditioning unit, limiting the amount of air the unit has to cool. This can cause your unit to run longer than it needs to, which ultimately causes parts to break down sooner.
Having your duct work cleaned out and inspected for leaks, cleaning your vents and replacing indoor filters, and trimming back any landscaping that may impede the flow of air into your new unit can all help to increase efficiency and reduce strain on a newly installed air conditioning unit. If your existing air conditioning unit is beginning to fail or show signs of wear, contact an air conditioning installation company today to get help selecting a new AC unit and to schedule installation services.
For more information about air conditioning installation, contact companies such as Bowen Refrigeration.