A well-functioning air conditioner is a true lifesaver for your customers in these times of rising temperatures and excessively muggy weather. It’s no surprise that your customers have come to rely on their ACs more and more with each passing year. Nobody wants to be stuck at home with an air conditioner that offers poor performance and insufficient cooling. What good is it then if it can’t provide the comfort they require?
However, it’s not just about the air conditioner, it’s about your customers doing their part as well. In order to get the most out of their air conditioning unit, they have to know about the different methods for boosting its performance and operational efficiency, and who better to explain it to them than their resident professional – you. That’s why it’s important to be familiar with the most effective methods designed to help your customers enhance their AC performance.
How Can My Customers Boost Their AC Performance?
When summer kicks into high gear, top performance is the only thing on your customers’ minds. They have to combat the rising heat with a steady stream of cool air. However, not all your customers are aware that they need to put in some additional effort in order to truly get the most out of their air conditioning system.
That’s precisely where you step in. It’s one of your jobs to help your customers ensure the best possible performance from their air conditioners, and not just through routine maintenance and servicing. Let’s take a look at some of the tips that your customers can perform in order to boost the performance of their AC.
Insulating Exposed Ductwork
The fact is that every duct will develop a leak sooner or later. If that happens, the cool air your customers so desperately need will exit through those leaks, reducing the efficiency of their air conditioner and the level of comfort they require. That’s why they need to consider insulating their exposed ductwork and preventing or resolving any problems with leaks it might develop.
If your customers don’t have prior experience with these sorts of repairs, or if they simply lack the necessary equipment and tools, it’s best to allow you to handle the problem for them.
Maintaining Your Condenser Unit
It’s important for your customers to adopt proper and regular maintenance of the area surrounding their exterior condenser unit. This means trimming vegetation and raking leaves and other debris away from the unit. Also, if they notice their unit isn’t level, they should use rot-resistant shims to remedy that issue. Also, they can use either a fin-straightening tool or a butter knife to straighten out any bent fins.
Keeping Blinds & Curtains Closed
If your customers are serious about boosting the performance and the efficiency of their air conditioner, they need to reduce the amount of heat entering their properties through their windows. This means keeping their curtains and blinds closed throughout the day. This will lower the temperature in their homes, but also allow the cool air from the AC to remain cool for longer periods of time, boosting the overall comfort.
Increasing Your Thermostat
Your customers should raise the temperature on their thermostat by just a couple of degrees to experience significant energy savings and performance improvements with their air conditioner. Setting the temperature too low will only strain the AC and make it work a lot longer to achieve the temperatures your customers require.
Avoiding Use Of Oven & Dryer
Finally, advise your customers to try to avoid using heat-producing appliances during the day, as they will introduce plenty of heat into their homes and lower the efficiency of their unit.