Summer may feel like it’s a long time off away. But before you blink, you’ll be transitioning from heating to cooling. Soon enough your air conditioner is running regularly to maintain cool temperatures. It’s smart to be ready for the extra usage before temperatures really start to climb.
Comfort Masters Service Experts and our team of Experts can assist you. We’ve made 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 a lot of other things you can do to protect your air conditioner. Here are four of the best ways you can prepare for air conditioning season.
Don’t fret, 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 clogged with dirt or yard refuse, this can affect performance and comfort. Your air conditioner will have to run more often to give the same level of cooling. In extreme 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 malfunction and typically lasts longer.
Frequently replacing your air filter is critical for your air conditioner’s well-being. During a maintenance visit, our techs check filters and put in new ones if required. 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 usually 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 angle it toward the light. Get a new one if you can’t see light through it.
Filters remove dust, pollen and other pollutants from your residence’s air, keeping airflow fresh. Disregarding it will impact your residence’s indoor air quality and your air conditioner’s efficiency.
In some instances 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 level.
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 use a programmable thermostat, check that it’s running correctly. If the batteries are running low, replace them.
For added control and convenience, think over upgrading to 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 an excellent 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 outside heat coming into your home. Using good window treatments including blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can block the sun from affecting interior temperatures.
Here are several other approaches to keep your home cold without turning down the thermostat:
Our checklist will help your air conditioner operate better this summer. But the smartest way you can increase efficiency is with air conditioning maintenance. Some benefits of this service involve:
Make sure your air conditioning is ready for this summer! Call the heating and cooling Experts at Comfort Masters Service Experts now! Call us at 847-250-6729 to book your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.
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