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Room of a houseSummer means longer days, cookouts, and soaring energy bills as you run your AC. Your air conditioner demands a big share of your home’s energy to function, but if it isn’t running as efficiently as possible, you could be paying more than necessary to keep your home cool. Maximize the efficiency of your AC with these simple steps.

Schedule Maintenance Services

Seasonal maintenance for HVACs is a critical part of efficient functioning. When a technician services your AC, he or she will inspect all the components of your system and test its functioning. If any problems are detected, he or she can make the necessary repairs, so that you can be confident that nothing internal with your system is impacting its efficiency. As an added bonus, maintenance service often allows you to find and repair minor problems before they become major, expensive issues.

Use a Ceiling Fan

If you have a ceiling fan, it can help you keep your home comfortable while keeping your AC set a higher temperature. Ceiling fans use very little electricity, so running them won’t ruin your efforts to be more efficient. Make sure that your fan is spinning in a counter-clockwise direction, so that cool air is being forced down. Running your fan at the highest speed will ensure you get the maximum amount of cooling.

Run Heat-Generating Appliances at Night

If possible, save running your dishwasher and dryer and turning on your oven until after the sun goes down. These appliances increase the heat in your home, which makes your AC work harder to keep your indoor temperature comfortable. Running them when temperatures are cooler outside in the evening means your AC won’t have to work as hard to keep up.

Make sure your AC is ready for the demands of summer and contact Triple T Plumbing, Heating & Air to arrange for AC maintenance or repair. Dial 801-798-7711 to make an appointment for AC service in Spanish Fork and St. George.