Now that warmer weather has arrived, it won’t be long until the summer heat waves will follow. If you want to be sure that you will be able to get the most from your air conditioning system this summer, take the time now to prepare.
By taking the time to test your system you’ll be able to troubleshoot any problems in advance. It’s much easier to schedule a service call for air conditioning issues at this time of year if you come up against something that needs to be dealt with.
How to Get the Most from Your Air Conditioning System this Summer
Change your HVAC filter regularly
During the summer, when you will be running your air conditioner daily, the filter may need to be either washed or replaced on a monthly basis. Make a notation on your calendar to remind yourself to check it. (If you have pets or live in a dusty area, you may find that you need to look after it even more often.) Dust the grates in your home as well, to keep them as free of particles as possible.
Schedule your annual air conditioner tune-up
While you can look after some steps to caring for your air conditioner on your own, there are others that should be entrusted to an HVAC professional. Our fully-trained air conditioning specialists will perform the necessary checks to ensure that your system is working properly and troubleshoot for potential problems.
Use a programmable thermostat to schedule your air conditioning system’s operation
You don’t want to waste electricity cooling your home during the day when your family is away at work and/or at school. Use this device to your advantage and raise the temperature a few degrees during the day. Set it to lower the temperature shortly before you are due to arrive home.
Another option is to set the thermostat a few degrees higher than you normally would and use a ceiling fan to circulate the cool air. Switch the fan to turn counter-clockwise to direct hot air up and away from the center of the room.