Summer might seem like it’s still a few months away. But before you realize, you’ll be moving from heating to cooling. Soon enough your air conditioner is working around the clock to maintain cozy temperatures. It’s wise to be ready for the extra usage before temperatures really start to climb.
Peachtree Service Experts and our team of Experts can help. We’ve designed our all-inclusive air conditioning memberships to maximize your system’s energy efficiency and dependability. Our professional expertise goes a long way, but there are lots of other things you can do to protect your air conditioner. Here are four of the best ways you can get ready for air conditioning season.
1. Clean Your Air Conditioner
Don’t be concerned, you won’t have to dismantle your system and clean every component. Our Experts take care of this during your yearly air conditioning maintenance appointment.
But cleaning the area around your air conditioner will go a long way too. We advise:
- Getting rid of twigs, leaves and grass clippings from the outside of your air conditioner.
- Keeping neighboring grass and plants cut back.
- Maintaining at minimum 1 foot of open space on all sides around your air conditioner.
If your air conditioner’s fins get blocked by dirt or yard refuse, this can impact performance and comfort. Your air conditioner will have to run longer to deliver the same level of comfort. In severe cases, it might stop cooling altogether and need air conditioning repair.
Your comfort and satisfaction are our priority, so we like to minimize the possibility of repairs in the first place. A well-maintained air conditioner typically runs more efficiently, is less likely to malfunction and often lasts longer.
2. Replace Your Air Filter
Regularly replacing your air filter is important for your air conditioner’s wellness. During a service visit, our pros check filters and put in new ones if necessary. Replacing the filter is quick and easy. You can (and should) do it on your own when you can!
How frequently you need to install a new filter depends on:
- The type of filter you use.
- If someone in your home has asthma, allergies or other respiratory problems.
- If you have pets.
Basic flat filters typically last for 30–60 days. Deeper pleated filters can last up to 90 days. If you’re not sure if your filter requires replacement, pull 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 particles from your residence’s air, keeping airflow fresh. Disregarding it will affect your house’s indoor air quality and your air conditioner’s efficiency.
Sometimes a blocked filter can even damage your system or cause it to stop working. Often replacing it will keep the inside of your air conditioner cleaner and airflow more balanced.
If someone in your household suffers from allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems, contact our Experts about how a HEPA filter or whole-home air purifier can help.
3. Test Your Thermostat and Smoke Detectors
Now is a great time to check other crucial parts of your air conditioner and other safety systems.
If you use a programmable thermostat, make sure that it’s working right. If the batteries are running low, get new ones.
For extra control and convenience, think about getting a smart thermostat. They make conserving energy less complicated. And some models can even notify you if there’s a situation with your air conditioner or if your air filter needs to be changed.
Even though they’re not part of your air conditioning system, now is an excellent time to inspect the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Ensuring they still work gives peace of mind and an extra layer of safety.
4. Keep Heat Where it Belongs
One of the wisest ways to enhance energy-efficient cooling is to decrease the amount of exterior heat seeping into your residence. Using good window treatments like blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can keep the sun from impacting your home’s temperatures.
Here are a few other approaches to keep your residence cool without lowering the thermostat:
- Run ceiling fans when you’re in the room.
- Run your bathroom fan to get rid of heat and humidity when you shower.
- Keep air vents unobstructed to ensure adequate airflow.
- Add caulk and weatherstripping to seal your doors and windows.
Rely on Peachtree Service Experts for Experienced Air Conditioning Maintenance
Our checklist will help your air conditioner run better this summer. But the wisest way you can boost efficiency is with air conditioning maintenance. Some pluses of this service involve:
- Worry-free cooling.
- Likely lower cooling expenses.
- Likely increasing your air conditioner’s life span.
- Keeping your valuable manufacturer’s warranty valid.
Make sure your air conditioning is prepared for this summer! Contact the heating and cooling Experts at Peachtree Service Experts now! Contact us at 678-235-9699 to schedule your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.