How to Help Your Air Conditioner Run Better Published on July 10, 2015 Air conditioners are potentially the most important asset of a home during hot months. They provide comfort when the heat in Kitchener is at its fieriest and helps keep your environment just like you like it. So how can you help your air conditioner run better? The answer is first and foremost professional air conditioner service that includes a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. And while we definitely wouldn’t argue the value of professional quality air conditioner service, there are a couple things you can do yourself. At Hammond Plumbing & Heating, we think it’s fantastic that you want to save some on your monthly energy costs, which is why we compiled this list for you to consider: Change your home’s air filter. It’s likely the most referenced homeowner task from heating and cooling companies, but it really does make a huge difference. Dirty air filters block air flow and make it tough for your air conditioner to do its job – which means your comfort suffers. Seal your home’s ducts. According to the folks at ENERGY STAR, many homes can lose between 20 and 30 percent of the air that passes through them as a result of duct leaks and other duct problems. Open your vents. It’s an awfully common mistake among homeowners, but keeping rooms closed off and vents shut in seldom used rooms doesn’t automatically mean you save money. Keeping all of your vents open helps the system accomplish its job because airflow isn’t being prevented. Air conditioner service. Experts recommend that you set up air conditioner service with Hammond Plumbing & Heating. Any time you have air conditioner issues and your comfort is being jeopardized, call in the experts. If you’ve checked all of these tips and you’re still running in to issues with your home’s heating and cooling system, it’s most likely time for air conditioner service. Give Hammond Plumbing & Heating in Kitchener a call at 519-894-3222 or set up an appointment online to get it taken care of.