How to Help Your Air Conditioner Run More Efficiently

July 10, 2015

Air conditioners are possibly the most important asset of a home during hot months. They offer comfort when the heat in Austin is at its worst and helps keep your environment just like you like it. So how can you help your air conditioner run better?

The answer is first and foremost professional air conditioner service that has a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. And while we certainly wouldn’t dispute the value of professional quality air conditioner service, there are a couple things you can do yourself.

At Strand Brothers Service Experts, we think it’s fantastic that you want to save a few bucks on your monthly energy expenses, which is why we put together this list for you to consider:

  • Change your home’s air filter. It’s probably the most referenced homeowner task from heating and cooling companies, but it really does make a big difference. Dirty air filters block air flow and make it a challenge for your air conditioner to do its job – which means your comfort is compromised.
  • Seal your home’s ducts. According to the folks at ENERGY STAR, typical 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 always mean you save money. Keeping all of your vents open helps the system perform its job because airflow isn’t being prevented.
  • Air conditioner service. Professionals recommend that you schedule up air conditioner service with Strand Brothers Service Experts. Any time you have air conditioner problems and your comfort is being jeopardized, call in the experts.

If you’ve checked all of these tips and you’re still running in to issues with your home’s heating and cooling system, it’s more than likely time for air conditioner service. Give Strand Brothers Service Experts in Austin a call at or set up an appointment online to get it taken care of.

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