Top Tips for a Hassle Free New Jersey Air Conditioner

November 2, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Category: Air Conditioning

The three biggest complaints when it comes to New Jersey air conditioners is under performance, high noise levels and high cost of operation. Truth be told, these are often related issues and are surprisingly common problems that stem primarily from poor installation, maintenance and operation. The good news is that they are often remedied through simple, quick and cheap fixes.

  • First off, be sure you install your New Jersey air conditioner on the shadier side of your space — The cooler air on that side will help in the heat exchange process, so it wont have to work as hard. This is a free fix that will save you dollars in electrical costs!
  • That said, make sure you aren’t installing your unit in a place with restricted or hindered air flow.
  • Creating a tight seal around where a unit meets the hole in your wall or the opening of your window is crucial for effective cooling. Weather stripping is cheap and easy to apply (some are actually magnetic) and are easy to find at a hardware store. Use it.
  • Insulation is your friend. Be it the koozie around your beer or the pink stuff in your walls, you can’t have too much of this good thing. If you’re a renter or simply don’t have access to the nooks and crannies where insulation would go and are installing a window unit, our top tip would be that those cheap accordion wings on the sides of your unit are almost worthless. You are better off picking up a piece of foam board available at almost every hardware store and cutting it to custom fit the gaps on wither side of your unit.
  • Lets face it: window units aren’t exactly easy on the eyes. If you hate the eye-wart of a window unit and want your view back, you can alternatively consider using Plexiglas to fill that gap. It wont be as insulating, but if you are using the weather stripping mentioned earlier, you should still have a good, snug seal.
  • Clean your filter! A dirty filter will not only fail to do its job, but it will also reduce the airflow of the entire system. An easy rule of thumb is when you have to clean the lint catcher in your dryer, you probably need to clean your air conditioner filter, as well.

What is key to point out here is that none of these fixes increased the power or cooling capacity of your New Jersey air conditioner. You still own the same unit you purchased on day 1. You’ve just increased the effectiveness of it. What is key here is that there are many small things that you can do that will help your unit reach its peak performance potential so you can cool keep you cool and your cash. Stay frosty!

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