You’ve most likely been ignoring your AC system for the past few months, but now that warmer weather is upon us again, transitioning to cooling is an absolute must. Here, we’re going to discuss some easy-to-follow tips that you can begin implementing right now.
Get Your AC Checked Out
Air conditioning systems are quite robust and will last a long time, but proper maintenance is important. Your AC unit should be checked by a qualified technician at least once per year, if not twice, to make sure that it’s running efficiently and effectively. This will help prepare the system for warmer weather and prolong its operational life span.
Consider Opening Your Windows
Many people set the thermostat at the beginning of spring so that their AC unit immediately kicks in at the first sign of warmth. Instead of following this trend, opt for opening your windows on days when it isn’t too hot outside so that a breeze can flow in.
Clean or Replace the Air Filter
Your AC system’s air filter is essential in helping the equipment run smoothly and efficiently. It needs to be either cleaned or replaced every one to three months, so be sure to check it periodically and take care of it once it’s dirty.
Install a New Thermostat
If you’ve been using the same thermostat for several years, then it may be time to make a change. Programmable and smart thermostats make transitioning to cooling easier because they give you better control over your HVAC equipment’s energy usage.
Check Insulation Levels
If any area of your home doesn’t have the proper amount of insulation, then keeping your home properly cool will be a lot more difficult. You can either add more insulation yourself or enlist the help of a qualified HVAC technician.
We’re guessing that transitioning to cooling this year will be a whole lot easier thanks to these tips, but if you require any type of service, contact the team at Detmer and Sons and let us know. We’ve been servicing the HVAC needs of Dayton and the surrounding areas since 1978.