During the heat of the summer, your air conditioner isn’t just a nice thing to have – it’s a necessity. Just spending a few seconds in the car before your air conditioner kicks on can be torture so if your air conditioner goes out this summer, you’re going to notice quickly! That being said, it’s always better to fix it before it’s an emergency. To avoid having to call us for an emergency air conditioning repair, take these recommended preventative steps below.
It’s important to change your air filters regularly to extend the life of your unit and prevent an emergency air conditioning repair. Replacing your air filters regularly will keep your HVAC system working as efficiently as possible – and it’s one of the easiest things you can do! Depending on your system and the particulars of the filter you purchase, you should be changing the filter every month – and if you can’t remember the last time you changed it, it’s probably time. To learn everything you need to know about air filters, read this!
By closing your curtains during the hottest parts of the day, you’re keeping out a significant amount of heat and reducing how hard your air conditioner needs to work. This allows your air conditioner to run more efficiently and function better for longer, and keeps your home cool throughout the summer! On top of all that, did we mention the savings you’ll notice on your energy bill?
To take the energy savings one step further we recommend using a programmable thermostat! A smart thermostat is a low-cost investment that will allow you to set your thermostat to cool while you’re there and up the temperature while you’re away. This is a great way to prevent overworking your HVAC system and reduce the energy wasted on cooling an empty home. Nowadays, most smart thermostats can be programmed remotely from your phone, giving you a quick and easy way to control your air conditioning throughout the day.
When trying to prevent an air conditioning repair, ensuring that your outdoor unit is clear of debris is incredibly important! Your outdoor HVAC unit should have at least 2 feet of clearance on all sides of the unit to allow it to operate efficiently and pull air in as easily as possible. We recommend clearing out any debris in the vicinity of the outdoor unit, including any branches, dirt, or grass clippings that have accumulated near the area. This will help your unit run more efficiently and prevent any damages or unnecessary and costly repairs.
When was the last time your system was professionally serviced? If you can’t remember, or if it was longer than a year ago, it’s time to call for backup! Having your system serviced regularly will keep your system running as efficiently as possible and extend the overall lifespan of your air conditioner. Your system should be serviced bi-annually, and if you don’t remember the last time you had it checked it’s best to have a technician come out and give it a check-up!
If you have any questions about anything you may be experiencing with your system or would like to schedule a routine maintenance appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We pride ourselves on bringing total home comfort wherever we go!