Maximizing Cooling Efficiency: How to Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioning System

During the warmer months, air conditioning is essential in maintaining optimal comfort in your Calgary or Edmonton home or business. However, increasing energy costs and a growing awareness of environmental impact have made energy efficiency a significant consideration when operating an air conditioning system

In this educational and informative blog post, we will discuss strategies and tips for maximizing the efficiency of your air conditioning system, ensuring that your property remains comfortable without wasting energy or incurring excessive energy costs. From proper system sizing and installation to regular maintenance and smart thermostat usage, we will provide expert advice on how to get the most out of your air conditioning system while minimizing your property’s energy consumption and environmental footprint. 

By implementing these efficiency-enhancing tips and partnering with the experienced professionals at Legacy Heating, you can enjoy an optimally efficient and comfortable environment throughout the warmest months.

Proper Sizing and Installation: The Foundation of Efficient Air Conditioning

One of the most critical factors in maximizing the efficiency of your air conditioner is ensuring that it is correctly sized and installed for your specific property. An improperly sized or installed system can lead to inefficient operation, increased energy costs, and reduced comfort. The expert team at Legacy Heating offers professional air conditioning installation services, ensuring that your system is tailored to your property’s unique needs.

Our process involves evaluating your property’s square footage, layout, insulation, and potential heat sources, and then recommending an appropriately sized and designed air conditioning system that aligns with your comfort requirements and energy efficiency objectives. Trust our knowledgeable technicians to install your air conditioning system correctly, laying a solid foundation for efficient and effective cooling.

Regular Air Conditioning Maintenance: A Key to Efficiency and Longevity

Like any mechanical system, your air conditioning unit requires regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance and efficiency. Routine maintenance, performed by Legacy Heating’s experienced team, can help identify and address potential issues before they become costly or detrimental to your system’s operation.

Key elements of air conditioning maintenance include:

1. Cleaning or Replacing Air Filters: Dirty air filters can reduce airflow and make your system work harder than necessary, leading to decreased efficiency and higher energy costs.

2. Inspecting and Cleaning Coils: Dust and debris on your air conditioner’s condenser and evaporator coils can reduce heat transfer and system efficiency, necessitating more frequent cleaning during periods of heavy use.

3. Checking and Sealing Ductwork: Leaky or poorly insulated ducts can lead to substantial energy loss, reducing the efficiency of your system and increasing your utility bills.

By scheduling regular maintenance with the professionals at Legacy Heating, you can ensure that your air conditioning system operates at peak efficiency and extends its overall lifespan.

Smart Thermostat Usage: Harnessing Technology for Optimal Efficiency

Another effective way to improve your air conditioning

system’s efficiency is by utilizing a smart or programmable thermostat. These sophisticated devices give you greater control over your air conditioning system’s settings and can even learn your preferred temperature schedule for optimal energy savings. By adjusting the temperature settings automatically based on your preferences, occupancy patterns, and local weather conditions, a smart thermostat can help you save energy without sacrificing comfort. Trust the expert team at Legacy Heating to recommend and install suitable smart thermostat models that integrate seamlessly with your air conditioning system.

Tips for Efficient Air Conditioning Usage: Responsible Cooling Habits

In addition to optimizing your air conditioning system’s performance through proper sizing, installation, and maintenance, it’s essential to adopt responsible cooling habits that contribute to energy efficiency. Some practical tips include:

1. Setting Your Thermostat to a Slightly Higher Temperature: Raising your thermostat setting by just a few degrees can result in substantial energy savings without sacrificing comfort.

2. Using Ceiling Fans: By circulating cool air more effectively throughout your property, ceiling fans can help take some of the load off your air conditioning system and help reduce energy consumption.

3. Blocking Sunlight: Closing blinds and curtains during the hottest part of the day can help reduce the heat entering your property and minimize the strain on your air conditioning system.

4. Insulating Your Property: Ensuring that your property has adequate insulation and sealing any air leaks can keep cool air from escaping and reduce the workload of your air conditioning system.

Incorporate these tips into your cooling habits to maximize your air conditioning system’s efficiency and minimize your property’s energy consumption.


Maximizing the efficiency of your air conditioning system is essential for achieving comfortable indoor temperatures while conserving energy and minimizing environmental impact. From proper sizing and installation to regular maintenance and smart thermostat usage, the expert team at Legacy Heating is dedicated to helping you optimize your air conditioning system’s performance and efficiency. By following our expert tips and partnering with the knowledgeable professionals at Legacy Heating, you can enjoy a comfortable, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly cooling experience in your Calgary or Edmonton property.

Legacy Heating, a well-respected HVAC company in Calgary and Edmonton, specializes in providing high-quality heating and cooling services, including energy-efficient air conditioning installation and maintenance, to help you stay cool while minimizing energy consumption. Our team can provide expert guidance and support in optimizing your property’s comfort, energy consumption, and eco-friendliness. Let us ensure the efficient performance and effective cooling of your air conditioning system. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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