How to Improve Air Conditioning Cost-Effectively

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Did you know that heating and air conditioning bills could total half of your utility costs? Here we look at the best cost-effective ways to improve air conditioning, helping you feel comfortable without breaking the bank.

Outdoor condensers

Make sure your external condenser units are clean. A condenser will work at its best when free of dirt and debris. An air conditioning specialist, such as Franklyn Air, can perform a thorough clean.

Indoor vents

Ensure indoor vents are not blocked and have not accumulated dust or dirt. Steady airflow is essential, and a dirty indoor vent will not work as well. Scheduling regular air conditioning maintenance is a great way to keep on top of this, but you can also vacuum dust and dirt from these areas.

Adjust the thermostat

Increasing the thermostat by a few degrees in the colder months and decreasing it in the warmer months is a great way to save money. Be sure to adjust the thermostat, so you are not heating your home unnecessarily when you are out or asleep. This will reduce energy consumption. It is also important to keep heat sources, such as lamps, away from the thermostat.

Curtains and blinds

During the summer, keeping curtains and blinds closed can help keep your property cooler, which means your air conditioning will not need to work so hard. Similarly, in the Winter, let as much sunlight in as you can as it could help to warm your home.


Things that generate significant heat, such as ovens and dryers, are best used at the coolest times of the day. Avoid using the oven for long periods in the hottest hours in the summer months. Dry washing outside where possible rather than using your dryer. This will save your home from feeling too hot and your air conditioning from overworking.

Schedule professional maintenance

To ensure you get the most from your air conditioning system, the best thing you can do is schedule professional maintenance. It is recommended that your system be serviced annually. This includes checking all equipment, vents, filters, connections, and ductwork are in complete working order. An air conditioning expert, such as Franklyn Air, can take care of this for you.

Contact Franklyn Air to find out more information about the air conditioning solutions we offer on 0208 78395475.

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