4 Things That Could Be Causing Your AC to Run Inefficiently
We at Robben & Sons strive to do our best to ensure your air conditioner, or AC, is running smoothly and effectively. But sometimes there are external factors that could be causing your unit to run less efficiently.
We want you to experience our product to its fullest potential, so we’ve compiled a short list of small improvements around your Portland house that could help lower your energy bills. These are improvements you could complete yourself, but if you’re more comfortable having a professional assist you, we are here to help.
1. Use Your Oven Less
Using your oven, as well as other heating appliances, raises the temperature in the room. This causes your air conditioner to use more electricity to maintain the cool temperature. Instead of roasting those veggies in the oven, consider using the grill. It’s summertime after all.
2. Paint Your House a Brighter Color
As you’ve probably heard before, dark-colored objects attract more heat. If your house is a dark color, consider painting it a brighter hue. There are so many light colors in exterior available. Your house will look fresh and welcoming, and you’ll save money.
3. Check Your Insulation
If your walls aren’t properly insulated, you’re allowing cool air to exit the building and hot air to come in. This is exhausting for the air conditioner. Be sure to maintain your insulation if you want to keep air from escaping. If you need help determining your insulation’s condition, call and talk to one of our knowledgeable experts.
4. Check Your Windows
Windows, like insulation, are another culprit for runaway air. You should be sure that your windows have been correctly installed and sealed. Also, leaving them open defeats the purpose of your air conditioning system and could cost you in the long run. Again, our professionals can help. Give us a call, and we’d be happy to talk window leaks with you.
Contact Us Today
Robben & Sons is committed to you and the people of Portland, OR. If your air conditioner is still running inefficiently after you’ve checked everything on this list, contact us at 503-233-5841 or request service online. We’ll send a trusted professional to find a solution.