Want a Colder Air Conditioner? Here is What to Do.

During the summertime, people are often seeking out ways to stay cooler or to lower the temperature within the house. Sometimes, the inside of a house does not get as cool as you would like it to be. If you have been wondering how to make your air conditioner colder, these tips from our team at Berkeley Heating & Air Conditioning will set you on the path to increased comfort throughout the summer months.

Boosting Air Flow

Boosting the air flow within your home is a cost effective way to help yourself feel cooler. During the nighttime, run the air conditioner’s fans to boost air flow without using as much electricity. During the daytime, ceiling fans improve the flow of air and help to dissipate the “envelope” of warm air that surrounds your body. Running a ceiling fan during the day in the room where you spend your time could allow you to raise the temperature on the thermostat by 4 to 6 degrees yet still feel just as comfortable.

Maintaining the Air Conditioner

Air conditioner maintenance is one of the most cost effective ways to get a colder air conditioner. The best time for an air conditioning system maintenance visit is in the spring or early summer. However, the cooling system will benefit from maintenance at any time. A typical maintenance service visit includes:

  • Cleaning of the condenser and evaporator coils
  • Cleaning of the drain line
  • System lubrication
  • Air filter cleaning or replacement
  • Capacitor, circuit board and wiring check
  • Performance test

Air Conditioning Repairs

In some cases, a repair of the air conditioning system is needed in order to make it run colder. If the air conditioner is just blowing out hot air or if the air is cool but not cool enough, a service call is warranted. Common air conditioner repairs that help the unit provide cooler air include:

  • Coolant recharge
  • Fan replacement
  • Motor replacement
  • Capacitor replacement
  • Air filter replacement

Staying cool in the summertime can be a real challenge. However, with some regular maintenance and making any necessary repairs, your air conditioner will be your best resource in keeping comfortable when the outdoor weather is hot. For more information about how to make your air conditioner colder or any other service or repair needs, give us at Berkeley Heating & Air Conditioning a call any time.