Do This, Not That: Air Conditioning Tips

May 2nd, 2018

As you start turning on your air condoning system for the year, there are several things to keep in mind. Here are some of the most important do’s and don’ts to keep your system running efficiently all summer long.

Do use blinds and curtains to help regulate the temperatures of rooms in your home. Don’t leave windows open all the time. Open doors and windows, especially in the spring, can have a negative effect on your indoor air quality. That’s because pollutants, allergens, dust and more are able to enter your home unfiltered and settle on your surfaces. Instead, invest in quality curtains and blinds. Open them when it feels colder in a room or close them if it is getting too toasty.

Do change your filter. Don’t forget because it will cause problems! A dirty filter can lower indoor air quality and it makes your air conditioner’s job harder. A harder working system is less efficient and is more likely to need frequent repairs.

Do use zoning equipment to control the temperature of specific rooms in your home. Don’t use registers. Your cooling equipment is sized to cool specific square footage. When you open and close vents, the system is unable to cool properly and it cause damage to your unit. Instead invest in a zoning system. A zoning system divides your home into rooms or groups of rooms for customized home comfort.

Remember that Russett Southwest is here to help you with all of your air conditioner needs. Our experts will help you keep your system running at its max capacity during its lifetime. We can also help you make decisions on upgrading or replacing your existing air conditioner. To learn more visit us online at or call (520) 629-9676.