Summer may feel like it’s a long time off away. But before you realize, you’ll be transitioning from heating to cooling. Soon enough your air conditioner is cooling regularly to maintain cool temperatures. It’s wise to prep for the extra usage before temperatures really start to climb.
Golden Seal Service Experts and our team of Experts can assist you. We’ve designed our all-inclusive air conditioning memberships to boost your system’s energy efficiency and trustworthiness. 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 greatest ways you can prep for air conditioning season.
Don’t fret, you won’t have to dismantle your system and clean every component. Our Experts handle this during your yearly 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 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 break down and typically lasts longer.
Routinely replacing your air filter is critical for your air conditioner’s well-being. During a maintenance visit, our specialists check filters and put in new ones if required. Putting in a new filter is speedy and easy. You can (and should) do it on your own whenever!
How frequently you need to install a new filter depends on:
Basic flat filters typically 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. Put in 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 situations a dirty filter could even damage your system or cause it to malfunction. Frequently putting in a new one 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 relieve symptoms.
Now is a good time to check other important pieces of your air conditioner and other safety systems.
If you rely on a programmable thermostat, ensure that it’s working like it should. If the batteries are getting 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 a great time to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Confirming they still work gives peace of mind and an added layer of safety.
One of the smartest ways to boost energy-efficient cooling is to minimize the concentration of outside heat coming into your residence. Using premium window treatments including blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can stop the sun from impacting indoor temperatures.
Here are several other methods to keep your residence chilly without lowering the thermostat:
Our guide will help your air conditioner operate better this summer. But the smartest way you can increase efficiency is with air conditioning maintenance. Some pluses of this service entail:
Make sure your air conditioning is ready for this summer! Contact the heating and cooling Experts at Golden Seal Service Experts now! Call us at 630-246-2698 to book your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.
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