Upgrading, maintaining, and investing in your home or business' air conditioning system is an investment in your indoor comfort, as well as numerous cost-saving benefits to be enjoyed over time. But ensuring proper care of your cooling system can also provide you with incentives to take advantage of now.

There are many ways you can supercharge the efficiency of your air conditioner, which can optimize the effectiveness of our air conditioning services on your system, reduce monthly energy costs, extend the functional lifespan of your system, and ensure your AC is as effective as it is efficient. Here, our HVAC company in Auburn, CA, offers top tips for better air conditioning performance. Contact us today to schedule HVAC service for your commercial or residential property throughout Northern California!


Change Your AC Filter

For the cooled air your air conditioning system produces to filter throughout your indoor spaces and for your system to function efficiently, the air filter needs to be changed regularly. Your AC's air filter is designed to aid in the purification of the cooled air, improving the quality of your indoor air. Over time, the filter accumulates dust, bacteria, hair, and other airborne particles.

If it isn't changed regularly, it can cause your system to work overtime to meet the preset demands of the thermostat. Keep the air flowing by changing out air filters at least every 3 months or as instructed in your system's manual. Contact Spoor's Heating & Air Conditioning for indoor air quality services that keep your air fresh and clean!

Keep All Vents & Registers Open

Just as a clogged or dirty air filter can reduce the performance of your air conditioning, so too can restricted air flow from closed air vents and registers. If any of the vents and registers in your home or business are closed, the resulting restricted airflow will reduce conditioner efficiency and make your indoor spaces increasingly uncomfortable.

If you notice certain spaces of your property are noticeably warmer than others, the airflow may be restricted in these areas. Keep air flowing properly by regularly dusting, vacuuming, or otherwise cleaning vents and registers regularly and ensuring there are no obstructions, such as furniture or blinds, in front of them.

Clear Around The AC Condenser

Another way to boost your air conditioner's performance concerns the AC condenser or outdoor unit. Debris, such as fallen leaves, tree branches, or other items around your condenser, can reduce airflow and air conditioner efficiency. Be sure to clear any dirt, branches, leaves, or other objects from around the condenser to prevent them from blocking the unit.

If your unit is heavily soiled or could simply use a cleaning, turn off the unit's power supply and open the panel to clean the fins. You might also consider shading the unit, particularly when it's hot out, to prevent the heat from making the unit work overtime.

Schedule Air Conditioner Maintenance

Before it's time to crank up the AC for another high-use season, consider how much you and your system could benefit from some professional air conditioning maintenance from Spoor's Heating & Air Conditioning. A seasonal tune-up can boost your air conditioning system's performance, help you save energy and money, increase your indoor comfort, and prevent breakdowns when you need cool comfort the most.

Our HVAC maintenance specialists use a multi-point checklist during every maintenance appointment, ensuring the entire system (inside and outside) functions optimally. Our multi-point checklist includes visually inspecting the unit for damage, checking and tightening electrical connections, testing the voltage and amp draw of the blower motor, compressor, and condenser fan motor, checking the thermostat, inspecting the ductwork, and examining the pressure of the unit's refrigerant levels. Contact us today to ask about our AC maintenance membership!