Summer might seem like it’s a long time off away. But before you blink, you’ll be moving from heating to cooling. Soon enough your air conditioner is running regularly to maintain cool temperatures. It’s smart to prep for the extra usage before temperatures heat up.
Wesley Wood Service Experts and our team of Experts can assist you. We’ve created our all-inclusive air conditioning memberships to boost your system’s energy efficiency and reliability. Our professional skill goes a long way, but there are lots of other steps you can take to protect your air conditioner. Here are four of the top ways you can prep for air conditioning season.
Don’t fret, you won’t have to disassemble your system and clean every part. Our Experts handle this during your yearly 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 blocked by 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 bad cases, it may stop running altogether and need air conditioning repair.
Your comfort and satisfaction matter to us, so we prefer minimizing the likelihood of repairs in the first place. A well-maintained air conditioner usually operates more efficiently, is less likely to need repairs and typically lasts longer.
Frequently replacing your air filter is critical for your air conditioner’s well-being. During a maintenance visit, our professionals check filters and install new ones if required. Putting in a new filter is quick and easy. You can (and should) do it on your own whenever!
How frequently you need to get a new filter depends on:
Basic flat filters usually last for 30–60 days. More dense pleated filters can last up to 90 days. If you don’t know if your filter should be replaced, remove it, and angle it toward the light. Put in a new one if you can’t see light through it.
Filters trap dust, pollen and other pollutants from your house’s air, keeping airflow healthy. Neglecting it will impact your house’s indoor air quality and your air conditioner’s efficiency.
In some situations a dirty filter could even damage your system or cause it to malfunction. Regularly replacing it 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 great time to check other important pieces of your air conditioner and other safety systems.
If you rely on a programmable thermostat, make sure that it’s running right. If the batteries are running low, change them.
For added control and convenience, think over getting a smart thermostat. They make using less energy simpler. And some models can even tell 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 decrease the concentration of outside heat coming into your residence. Using premium window treatments like blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can stop the sun from impacting indoor temperatures.
Here are several other methods to keep your residence cool without adjusting the thermostat:
Our guide will help your air conditioner cool 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! Call the heating and cooling Experts at Wesley Wood Service Experts now! Reach us at 484-401-7577 to book your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.
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