Let’s face it, one of everyone’s biggest fears is their AC unit will stop working in the dead of summer. A hot summer day is not the time to go without air conditioning. That is why it is important to prepare your unit during springtime for the long hot months ahead. Here are a few tips to help keep your air conditioning operating efficiently.
Call an HVAC Professional
Schedule an inspection and tune-up of your air conditioning unit during springtime. A clean unit during a heavy allergen season will help improve air quality. HVAC professionals will inspect and clear out debris from the unit. You will also be told about any problem areas that need rectifying.
Check Air Filters
Inspect air filters monthly and change it when needed. During the spring and summer months, dust and other allergen materials circulate. These materials can quickly clog the system. Once the filter is clogged, the system works harder to cool the air. Changing a filter is simple, but left clogged will cost you extra money on your energy bill.
Stop playing Yo-Yo with the thermostat
To save money keep your thermostat above 78. Even on extremely hot days, avoiding moving the thermostat up and down, it won’t do much keeping the home cooler, but will cause a hike in your electric bill. Try keeping the thermostat-regulated at a temperature that works best for you.
Keep thermostat cool
Avoid keeping lamps, televisions, or other objects which produce heat near the thermostat. The heat will cause the unit to run longer. When having a new thermostat, put in, don’t put it in a location where the sun can shine on it.
Check for outside debris
To keep the air flow adequate check the outside unit frequently. Move any debris such as shrubs, plants, leaves from around it. Shaded areas should be kept about 2 to 4 feet away from the unit.
To find out more about getting a professional to spring check your unit before the hot months set in contact us.