Summer may seem like it’s a long time off away. But before you realize, you’ll be moving from heating to cooling. Soon enough your air conditioner is working regularly to maintain cool temperatures. It’s smart to prep for the extra usage before temperatures heat up.
Climate Control Service Experts and our team of Experts can provide support. We’ve designed our all-inclusive air conditioning memberships to boost your system’s energy efficiency and trustworthiness. Our professional skill goes a long way, but there are a lot of other steps you can take to protect your air conditioner. Here are four of the top ways you can prep for air conditioning season.
Don’t be concerned, you won’t have to disassemble your system and clean every part. Our Experts handle this during your yearly air conditioning maintenance appointment.
But cleaning the space around your air conditioner will go a long way as well. We suggest:
If your air conditioner’s fins get full of dirt or yard refuse, this can affect performance and comfort. Your air conditioner will have to run longer to give the same level of cooling. In extreme cases, it may stop working altogether and need air conditioning repair.
Your comfort and satisfaction are important to us, so we want to minimize the likelihood of repairs in the first place. A well-maintained air conditioner usually runs more efficiently, is less likely to malfunction and typically lasts longer.
Routinely replacing your air filter is critical for your air conditioner’s well-being. During a maintenance visit, our technicians inspect filters and put in new ones if needed. Putting in a new filter is quick and easy. You can (and should) do it on your own whenever!
How frequently you need to replace your filter depends on:
Basic flat filters typically last for 30–60 days. More dense pleated filters can last up to 90 days. If you don’t know if your filter should be replaced, pull it out, and tilt it toward the light. Get a new one if you can’t see light through it.
Filters trap dust, pollen and other pollutants from your home’s air, keeping airflow healthy. Neglecting it will impact your home’s indoor air quality and your air conditioner’s efficiency.
In some situations a dirty filter could even damage your system or cause it to malfunction. Frequently replacing it will keep the inside of your air conditioner cleaner and airflow more balanced.
If someone in your home has allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems, check with our Experts about how a HEPA filter can relieve symptoms.
Now is a great time to check other important components of your air conditioner and other safety systems.
If you have a programmable thermostat, check that it’s running correctly. If the batteries are running low, change them.
For added control and convenience, consider getting a smart thermostat. They make saving energy simpler. And select models can even notify you if there’s an issue with your air conditioner or if your air filter needs replacing.
Although they’re not part of your air conditioning system, now is a good time to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Confirming they’re still good gives peace of mind and an added layer of safety.
One of the best ways to boost energy-efficient cooling is to reduce the level of outside heat coming into your home. Using good window treatments such as blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can stop the sun from impacting your home’s temperatures.
Here are several other methods to keep your home cool without adjusting the thermostat:
Our guide will help your air conditioner run better this summer. But the best way you can increase efficiency is with air conditioning maintenance. Some benefits of this service involve:
Make sure your air conditioning is ready for this summer! Contact the heating and cooling Experts at Climate Control Service Experts now! Call us at 251-202-7503 to book your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.
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