Get Your Air Conditioner Ready For Summer
We have many tips for how to get your air conditioner ready for summer. It’s important to clear any leaves and brush dirt from inside your air conditioner’s top grille. As well as trim nearby shrubs and bushes to allow at least two feet of clearance around the unit. If your air conditioner filter is 1 inch deep, it’s best to replace it once a month, because dirty filters restrict air flow and mean your system can waste energy.
Better Now Than Later
Even if it isn’t a very warm day, go ahead and set your thermostat to cooling mode now and run your air conditioner a few minutes to make sure it’s working. If you wait until the weather gets hot to find out your air conditioner isn’t operating the way it should, it may be days before a technician is available to fix it. Scheduling an annual checkup in early spring can also help you identify any small problems that could turn into large problems later.
Go Green, Save Green
If you’re planning to replace your air conditioner, look for an ENERGY STAR® qualified model. Replacing an old, inefficient central air conditioner with a high-efficiency system can reduce cooling costs up to 20 percent*. If you use a room air conditioner, install it on a north-facing wall to keep it out of the sun. Room air conditioners work better when the unit stays cool.
Your air conditioner is one of the most expensive appliances in your home. Just as you take your car for a tune up and oil change, your air conditioning system should be checked to ensure it is working its best. A prepared system can help reduce energy costs, increase health, safety, comfort and reliability.
- Studies show that routine maintenance can save up to 20% on heating and cooling bills.
- Our technicians maintain your equipment and its performance. We know when and what components need lubrication and cleaning, and can identify components that may be in need of replacement.
- Routine maintenance ensures the highest energy efficiency and enhances the life expectancy of the equipment.
- Minor repairs and adjustments can prevent major repairs and catastrophic failures that could require premature equipment replacements.