Out of sight and out of mind is how many mind sets are when it comes to the equipment that keeps us all comfortable throughout the year. It is almost as if it takes something to break to realize that there is some simple maintenance that could have kept your equipment running more efficiently and saved you tons of money! Here are some tips to make sure your AC unit is ready to take on the summer.
1.) Focus on changing your filter- once you have your fresh new filter, your HVAC system will not have any dust or dirt blocking/restricting the cool air.
2.) Keep outside areas clear of your unit- make sure your spring cleaning is done by removing any leaves, debris, dirt, plants or whatever could possibly be blocking the area.
3.) Use a programmable Thermostat- By using your thermostat you can adjust the temperature for those times when you are not in your facility or home. This can help your unit not over work and also save you money in the long run!
4.) Help the air flow with fans- Some ceiling fans or even the fan setting on your thermostat is just another way to help prevent your AC from overworking this summer.
5.) Window treatments- Adjusting your windows to not let that summer heat get in. There are treatments available, or investing in some blinds, drapes, or even window tint can help the heat stay outside.
6.) Clean out your vents- make sure there are no objects blocking your vents. This is just another situation that can cause your AC (or furnace) to work extra hard!
7.) Consider updating your units- if you have tried all of these tips and it seems that your AC (or furnace) is having trouble keeping up or even causing you to have large energy bills, then it may be time to invest in a new unit. Newer units are being made even more energy efficient and also going to save you tons of money.
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Typically no one really thinks to check out their furnace when those temperatures start to go up but really this could be the best time! There are a few reasons why this could actually be the best time for that maintenance check up on your equipment. During those freezing and humid days most technicians are in the highest demand. With the beautiful weather, this is the time where both AC and furnace are getting a little break. Therefore, technicians are not as busy so this would be the best time to reach out.
Furnace weather is technically not over. Spring time weather can always drop unexpectedly or even have some cold mornings where you will need that furnace heat. Since you have used your heating system heavily over the winter, it may be in need of a tune up. Also, if the expert does find something wrong or if you are in need of a part, the best time to order that would be now instead of having to wait on that part while the weather is at a record high or low. If you are interested in getting that maintenance scheduled, please reach out at any time. Our licensed HVAC professional can handle those cleaning and inspection tasks for you. Read more »