Many homeowners are often looking for ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their home’s appliances and systems. Proper air conditioning maintenance may be the most important thing you can do for your HVAC system to ensure that it runs smoothly throughout the entire summer. It’s imperative that you scheduled annual maintenance service calls for your air conditioner, especially during the springtime so that your system is prepared to handle the summer heat. Not only will this help detect any potential problems, it will save you the headache of dealing with an A/C breakdown in the middle of summer.
Three Easy Tasks That Help Maintain Your Air Conditioner
Air conditioning maintenance doesn’t stop here! The following are a few simple tasks that can be done by any homeowner to help his or her air conditioner stay in top condition throughout the summer:
#1 Be Prepared
Great news: one of the most beneficial steps to maintaining your air conditioning system is also the easiest! All you have to do is replace your air filter every month throughout the summer. Dirty air filters can become caked with dirt and dust, preventing air from properly flowing throughout the system and delivering clean, quality air to your home. Stock up on air filters in the spring so that you are prepared to change them monthly throughout the summer. <
#2 Be Efficient
If your air conditioning system does not have a programmable thermostat, you may want to consider upgrading to one. Programmable and smart phone thermostats enable the homeowner to adjust the temperature settings, even while they are away from home. These thermostats automatically adjust to help your air conditioning run smoothly and efficiently, preserving the performance of the unit and keeping your home cool and comfortable. We suggest setting your thermostat to 78°F, a highly efficient temperature for the summertime. If you plan on leaving home or would like to increase the temperature while you are asleep, then you can turn the temperature up by 10 degrees to improve your energy efficiency even more.
#3 Be Attentive
The final suggestion we have for you is pretty simple: pay attention! If you notice any irregular sounds, or changes in airflow coming from your HVAC system, be sure to take immediate action so that you avoid costly breakdowns and unexpected failures. You should always take these kinds of problems seriously, as they can easily turn into larger issues and inconvenience you at the worst of times. Don’t wait until you and your family are sweating it out! Call ACE Home Services today to schedule a spring tune-up and prepare your A/C for the summer heat.
Have More A/C Maintenance Questions? Ask ACE!
If you’d like to learn more about proper air conditioner maintenance or to have your unit maintained, please contact ACE Home Services by calling (602) 428-3341 or clicking here to schedule an HVAC service call.