Summer may feel 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 working regularly to maintain cool temperatures. It’s smart to be ready for the extra usage before temperatures heat up.
Chief/Bauer 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 dependability. Our professional skill goes a long way, but there are many 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 fret, you won’t have to take apart your system and clean every piece. 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 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 working 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.
Routinely replacing your air filter is critical for your air conditioner’s well-being. During a maintenance visit, our professionals examine filters and replace them if needed. Putting in a new filter is quick and straightforward. You can (and should) do it on your own whenever!
How frequently you need to get a new filter depends on:
Basic flat filters normally last for 30–60 days. More dense pleated filters can last up to 90 days. If you’re not sure if your filter should be replaced, take it out, and hold it up to the light. Get 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. Forgetting about 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. Frequently changing it will keep the inside of your air conditioner cleaner and airflow more balanced.
If someone in your home has allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems, check with our Experts about how a HEPA filter can relieve symptoms.
Now is a good time to check other important components of your air conditioner and other safety systems.
If you have a programmable thermostat, check that it’s running like it should. If the batteries are running out, replace them.
For added control and convenience, think about getting a smart thermostat. They make saving energy simpler. And select 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 great time to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Confirming they’re still good gives peace of mind and an extra layer of safety.
One of the smartest ways to boost energy-efficient cooling is to reduce the amount of outside heat coming into your house. 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 house cool without adjusting the thermostat:
Our guide will help your air conditioner cool better this summer. But the smartest 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 Chief/Bauer Service Experts now! Contact us at 217-689-2469 to book your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.
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