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 cooling regularly to maintain cool temperatures. It’s smart to prepare for the extra usage before temperatures get warmer.
Atmostemp Service Experts and our team of Experts can provide support. We’ve made our all-inclusive air conditioning memberships to boost your system’s energy efficiency and dependability. 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 best ways you can prepare for air conditioning season.
Don’t fret, you won’t have to disassemble your system and clean every component. Our Experts do this during your annual 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 provide the same level of comfort. In severe cases, it may stop cooling altogether and need air conditioning repair.
Your comfort and satisfaction are important to us, so we like 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 often lasts longer.
Frequently replacing your air filter is critical for your air conditioner’s well-being. During a maintenance visit, our specialists check filters and put in new ones if needed. Putting in a new filter is speedy and simple. You can (and should) do it on your own whenever!
How frequently you need to replace your filter depends on:
Basic flat filters usually last for 30–60 days. More dense pleated filters can last up to 90 days. If you’re unsure if your filter should be replaced, remove it, and angle it toward the light. Replace it if you can’t see light through it.
Filters trap dust, pollen and other pollutants from your house’s air, keeping airflow fresh. Disregarding 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 replacing it will keep the inside of your air conditioner cleaner and airflow more level.
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 rely on a programmable thermostat, ensure that it’s operating right. If the batteries are getting low, replace them.
For added control and convenience, consider getting a smart thermostat. They make saving energy simpler. And select models can even alert 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 wisest ways to boost energy-efficient cooling is to reduce the level of outdoor heat coming into your home. Using good window treatments such as blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can block the sun from influencing indoor temperatures.
Here are several other ways to keep your home cool without adjusting the thermostat:
Our list will help your air conditioner operate better this summer. But the wisest way you can boost efficiency is with air conditioning maintenance. Some perks of this service include:
Make sure your air conditioning is ready for this summer! Contact the heating and cooling Experts at Atmostemp Service Experts now! Contact us at 856-310-4824 to book your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.
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