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 running regularly to maintain cool temperatures. It’s wise to prep for the extra usage before temperatures get warmer.
Stevenson Service Experts and our team of Experts can assist you. 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 many other steps you can take to protect your air conditioner. Here are four of the best ways you can prep for air conditioning season.
Don’t be concerned, you won’t have to disassemble your system and clean every component. Our Experts take care of this during your yearly air conditioning maintenance appointment.
But cleaning the space around your air conditioner will go a long way as well. We recommend:
If your air conditioner’s fins get blocked by dirt or yard refuse, this can affect performance and comfort. Your air conditioner will have to work harder to deliver the same level of cool air. In bad cases, it may stop running altogether and need air conditioning repair.
Your comfort and satisfaction matter to us, so we want to minimize the likelihood of repairs in the first place. A well-maintained air conditioner usually operates more efficiently, is less likely to need repairs and often lasts longer.
Regularly replacing your air filter is critical for your air conditioner’s well-being. During a maintenance visit, our technicians check filters and install new ones if required. Putting in a new filter is quick and easy. You can (and should) do it on your own whenever!
How frequently you need to install a new 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, remove it, and angle it toward the light. Get a new one if you can’t see light through it.
Filters remove dust, pollen and other pollutants from your house’s air, keeping airflow clean. Forgetting about it will impact your house’s indoor air quality and your air conditioner’s efficiency.
In some instances a dirty filter could even damage your system or cause it to break down. Frequently changing 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 parts of your air conditioner and other safety systems.
If you use a programmable thermostat, ensure that it’s working like it should. If the batteries are running out, change them.
For added control and convenience, think about upgrading to a smart thermostat. They make using less energy simpler. And a few models can even tell 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 test the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Confirming they’re still good gives peace of mind and an added layer of security.
One of the smartest ways to boost energy-efficient cooling is to minimize the concentration of exterior heat coming into your home. Using good window treatments including blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can block the sun from impacting your home’s temperatures.
Here are several other methods to keep your home cold without adjusting the thermostat:
Our list will help your air conditioner run better this summer. But the smartest way you can improve efficiency is with air conditioning maintenance. Some pluses of this service entail:
Make sure your air conditioning is ready for this summer! Call the heating and cooling Experts at Stevenson Service Experts now! Contact us at 937-503-7896 to book your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.
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