An air conditioning system is a very important part of the electronics in your home as it keeps the temperature in your house on a pleasant and even level. However, ducted air conditioning can become less effective when put under certain conditions. Using a air conditioning system in an unfavourable environment could also end up costing you a lot of money, as the system will have to use more power to heat or cool the air in your house. In order to make sure your air conditioners are being used under the best possible conditions, there are a few things you should think about.
Close your doors and windows
You should make sure that you don't make your house unnecessary hot if you're using your air conditioner to cool the house down. Having your doors and windows open during the cool hours of the day is only going to help the air conditioning system waste less power, but you need to remember to close them as the day gets warmer. You should also keep your windows and doors shut if you want your air conditioner to warm your house up when it's cold outside.
Mind the curtains and the kitchen fan
You should also remember to pull down curtains over all the windows in your house that are turned towards the sun. This further prevents warm air from forming around the windows and is thus helping your air conditioner maintaining an even, cool temperature inside. You should also make sure that your kitchen fan is always turned on when you're using your stove or oven. This sucks a lot of the hot air away from the cooking supplies before it even has a chance to reach the rest of your home where your air conditioner will have to deal with it.
Turn it on early
You should also consider turning your air conditioner on during the coldest hours of the day and keep it off for the rest of the day. This means your air conditioner can cool down your house easy, as it won't be very warm, and it won't use as much energy as if you turned it on in the middle of the warmest hours of the day. If you keep your doors and windows closed, the cool air shouldn't have a chance to escape the house during the day, even if it gets warmer outside.
For more information on your ducted AC, talk to a professional.