Make Your Air Conditioner More Efficient

Right now, billions of people are using an AC unit across the globe. It’s used on all seven continents and not everyone is fully optimizing their units. This is not good for you or anyone who has a unit. With some easy and other requiring mechanical or electricity skills, you have six solutions that are able to improve the efficiency of your unit, improve your home and save money.

Change Filters Often

With central air conditioning units, it’s vital to keep air flowing through the system. One of the best ways to do this is to change filters about every six months to a year. Air ducts need to be flowing freely, without the buildup of excess dirt and dust. While you can buy air filters at local home improvement stores and superstores, AC Masters provides filters for life upon Preventative Maintenance Agreement*. This will make sure that your system is always in check and always running efficiently.

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Raising Your Thermostat Temperature

Raising your thermostat to 74-76 when you leave your home for work or school will cut down on usage of your system, therefore lowering the cost. When on vacation, put your system at about 78 degrees. If you leave it around those temperatures, you will have more relative cooling in your entire house due to the system not constantly changing to suit your comfort level and saving money by not constantly demanding your system to change temperature. The summer is an especially telling time of this. People want to stay cool, so they put their thermostat at climates like 72 or lower, taxing the system outside to cool you down. But, by getting a smart thermostat like Trane Nexia or Nest, it will automatically change temperatures when it detects when your are not home to save you money. At AC Masters, we offer both of these and are a Nest Pro installer. Contact us if you would like to get an estimate of one of these thermostats.

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Install A Ceiling Fan

Installing a ceiling fan in an area like your bedroom or living area is an inexpensive way to circulate air around the room when needed. While it will not directly add conditioned air to your room(s), it does help draw cooler air to the ceiling and moves the warmer air along the ceiling down into the bedroom where you can notice it. You can find them at your local home improvement store.

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Move Your AC Unit Out Of The Sun And Into The Shade

You may or may not be able to do this unless you have professional experience, but if you can, move your unit out of the sun and into the shade. Your unit needs cold air to run into your house and by placing in out of the direct sun, you can keep it at a moderate temperature and have it run more smoothly. If you would like to do this, look at other options first and then call a professional HVAC installer to get a quote.

Close Window Blinds During Summer Months

Many don’t realize how much air is lost during the summer due to the fact that the sun is coming into their house. Open doors and windows let cold air escape the house. Keep your blinds, curtains, windows, and doors closed during hot weather. This saves energy, keeps the cool air inside your home, and prevent further maintenance on your unit because the efficiency is being increased. Good insulation is another tip related to this.

Schedule Routine Maintenance Checks

With routine maintenance checks, professionals come up and check on your system, make sure it has good efficiency and with AC Masters, you get free filters for life upon Preventative Maintenance Agreement*. At $79 per charge, this is one of the most affordable options to keep your system efficient. Learn more about this offer by clicking here.

Keep in mind some of these options when thinking about your system and you are sure to save money and cut down on energy usage. It may take a while to get used to turning your thermostat down every time you leave and closing the blinds during the summer, but you may save yourself money by cutting down on your electric, heating, and air conditioning bill, making your unit run better, and creating a more comfortable environment for your home. For more options to make your home more efficient, contact us and we can provide you with many options that suit your needs. Call us at (904)-722-8995 or email us at office@acmastersjax.com.

Nest Cam Family

The Nest camera lineup gives you a view of your home, if you’re just upstairs or halfway across the globe. The four different cameras can fit your individual needs. The Nest Cam Indoor can securely stream video in 1080p HD, zoom in for a closer look, talk and listen through the camera, and even see in the dark. And if there’s motion or noise, it sends an alert to their phone. The Nest Cam Outdoor does the same as the Indoor version but in a durable, waterproof casing built to withstand the elements. Nest Cam IQ Indoor takes it up a notch with 4K HDR streaming for an ultra-clear picture, Supersight technology that can recognize different people, and Google Assistant built-in to answer your questions. Nest Cam IQ Outdoor does this in a waterproof packaging built to take on all weather situations. For everything you need, there’s a Nest Cam that fits your needs. To learn more about Nest and to schedule an appointment, call us at (904)-722-8995.

Nest Smart Thermostat

The Nest 3rd generation smart thermostat provides you with a better way to save energy at home. It programs itself and automatically helps save energy when you’re away. And you can control it using your phone, tablet or laptop. Since it learns your custom temperature schedule, its saved billions of kWh of energy and saves you up to 15% on cooling bills. It’s also the first ENERGY STAR certified thermostat. Just follow the Nest Leaf and you’re on your way to saving more green. With the free Nest app, you can track your Energy History as well as change the temperature through the app. It also can work through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. With the choice of four different finishes, Copper, Stainless Steel, Black, and White, it can fit any home’s style. To learn more more about Nest and schedule an appointment with us, please call at (904)-722-8995.

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AC Masters Blog!

Happy summer everyone! We are now starting a blog for this website. It will include important knowledge about your home and what it takes to cool it. The air conditioning unit is a vital part of your home, especially during these hot summer months, and an annual check in important so nothing goes wrong with it. A check would be great for a unit which hasn’t had one in six months. Thank you and have a great summer!