Summer may seem like it’s a long time off away. But before you realize, you’ll be moving from heating to cooling. Soon enough your air conditioner is cooling regularly to maintain cool temperatures. It’s smart to prep for the extra usage before temperatures heat up.
Peachtree Service Experts and our team of Experts can help. 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 a lot of other steps you can take 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 do 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 full of dirt or yard refuse, this can affect performance and comfort. Your air conditioner will have to run longer to provide the same level of comfort. In severe cases, it may stop cooling altogether and need air conditioning repair.
Your comfort and satisfaction are important to us, so we like to minimize the likelihood of repairs in the first place. A well-maintained air conditioner usually cools more efficiently, is less likely to need repairs and usually lasts longer.
Routinely replacing your air filter is critical for your air conditioner’s well-being. During a maintenance visit, our pros inspect filters and put in new ones 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 usually last for 30–60 days. More dense pleated filters can last up to 90 days. If you don’t know if your filter should be replaced, remove it, and angle it toward the light. Replace it 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.
Sometimes a dirty filter could even damage your system or cause it to malfunction. Frequently replacing it will keep the inside of your air conditioner cleaner and airflow more consistent.
If someone in your household has allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems, check with our Experts about how a HEPA filter can help.
Now is a great time to check other important components of your air conditioner and other safety systems.
If you rely on a programmable thermostat, make sure that it’s running correctly. If the batteries are running low, get new ones.
For added control and convenience, think about upgrading to a smart thermostat. They make using less energy simpler. And a few models can even notify 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 good time to test the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Confirming they’re still good gives peace of mind and an added layer of security.
One of the smartest ways to boost energy-efficient cooling is to minimize the concentration of outside heat getting into your house. Using quality window treatments such as blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can keep the sun from impacting interior temperatures.
Here are several other ways to keep your house cold without adjusting the thermostat:
Our guide will help your air conditioner run better this summer. But the smartest way you can boost efficiency is with air conditioning maintenance. Some perks of this service involve:
Make sure your air conditioning is ready for this summer! Contact the heating and cooling Experts at Peachtree Service Experts now! Contact us at 678-235-9699 to book your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.
Student loan debt across the nation has been a growing issue for years. Today’s total student debt is more than $1.7 trillion, with the average college graduate owing $20,000 to $25,000. If you’re contemplating your educational journey or giving advice to someone who is, it’s important to... Continue reading
By Brian Sodoma, for Service Experts With autumn around the corner, homeowners will soon be preparing for the winter months ahead. Cold weather places even more demand on your HVAC system. To prepare your furnace for the heavy work it will need to do, routine HVAC maintenance should be on your... Continue reading
The HVAC business is in a constant state of change. With technological advancements and growing environmental concerns, the skills demanded of HVAC technicians are evolving faster than ever. Preparing to adapt and satisfy these new challenges is essential for anyone hoping to join the business.... Continue reading
© 2023 Service Experts, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, and the Service Experts logo and design are registered trademarks of Service Experts LLC and used under license by SE Canada Inc. All Rights Reserved. *Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions.