Summer may feel like it’s a long time off away. But before you realize, you’ll be transitioning from heating to cooling. Soon enough your air conditioner is running regularly to maintain cool temperatures. It’s smart to prep for the extra usage before temperatures heat up.
Teays Valley Service Experts and our team of Experts can help. We’ve created 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 lots of other things you can do to protect your air conditioner. Here are four of the best ways you can prep for air conditioning season.
Don’t fret, you won’t have to disassemble your system and clean every piece. 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 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 are our priority, so we like to minimize the likelihood of repairs in the first place. A well-maintained air conditioner usually operates more efficiently, is less likely to malfunction and often 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 required. Putting in a new filter is fast and easy. You can (and should) do it on your own whenever!
How frequently you need to get a new filter depends on:
Basic flat filters normally last for 30–60 days. Deeper 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 home’s air, keeping airflow healthy. Disregarding 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 break down. Frequently changing it will keep the inside of your air conditioner cleaner and airflow more balanced.
If someone in your household has allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems, check with our Experts about how a HEPA filter can lessen symptoms.
Now is the perfect time to check other important components of your air conditioner and other safety systems.
If you use a programmable thermostat, ensure that it’s operating correctly. If the batteries are running low, get new ones.
For added control and convenience, consider getting a smart thermostat. They make using less energy simpler. And select 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 additional layer of safety.
One of the best ways to boost energy-efficient cooling is to reduce the amount of outside heat coming into your residence. Using good window treatments such as blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can keep the sun from impacting interior temperatures.
Here are a couple other methods to keep your residence cool without adjusting the thermostat:
Our list will help your air conditioner operate better this summer. But the best way you can boost efficiency is with air conditioning maintenance. Some perks of this service entail:
Make sure your air conditioning is ready for this summer! Contact the heating and cooling Experts at Teays Valley Service Experts now! Call us at 304-760-5088 to book your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.
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