Summer may feel like it’s a long time off away. But before you realize, you’ll be transitioning from heating to cooling. Soon enough your air conditioner is running regularly to maintain cool temperatures. It’s beneficial to be ready for the extra usage before temperatures get warmer.
Midland Air Service Experts and our team of Experts can help. We’ve created our all-inclusive air conditioning memberships to boost your system’s energy efficiency and trustworthiness. 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 prep for air conditioning season.
Don’t worry, you won’t have to disassemble your system and clean every component. Our Experts handle 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 work harder to deliver the same level of cool air. In severe cases, it may stop running altogether and need air conditioning repair.
Your comfort and satisfaction matter to us, so we want to minimize the likelihood of repairs in the first place. A well-maintained air conditioner usually cools more efficiently, is less likely to need repairs and typically lasts longer.
Regularly replacing your air filter is critical for your air conditioner’s well-being. During a maintenance visit, our technicians examine filters and replace them if needed. Putting in a new filter is quick and easy. 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, pull it out, 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.
Sometimes a dirty filter could even damage your system or cause it to break down. Frequently putting in a new one will keep the inside of your air conditioner cleaner and airflow more consistent.
If someone in your household has allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems, check with our Experts about how a HEPA filter can lessen symptoms.
Now is a good time to check other important components of your air conditioner and other safety systems.
If you use a programmable thermostat, make sure that it’s running like it should. If the batteries are running out, get new ones.
For added control and convenience, think about getting a smart thermostat. They make using less 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 additional layer of safety.
One of the smartest ways to boost energy-efficient cooling is to reduce the concentration of exterior heat getting into your home. Using good window treatments such as blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can stop the sun from impacting your home’s temperatures.
Here are a few other methods to keep your home cool without adjusting the thermostat:
Our guide will help your air conditioner cool better this summer. But the smartest way you can improve efficiency is with air conditioning maintenance. Some pluses of this service include:
Make sure your air conditioning is ready for this summer! Contact the heating and cooling Experts at Midland Air Service Experts now! Reach us at 803-399-7208 to book your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.
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