Summer may seem like it’s a long time off away. But before you know it, you’ll be switching from heating to cooling. Soon enough your air conditioner is working regularly to maintain cozy temperatures. It’s wise to prepare for the more usage before temperatures heat up.
Falso Service Experts and our team of Experts can help. We’ve made our all-inclusive air conditioning memberships to maximize your system’s energy efficiency and trustworthiness. Our professional experience goes a long way, but there are a lot 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 fret, you won’t have to dismantle your system and clean every piece. Our Experts take care of this during your routine air conditioning maintenance appointment.
But cleaning the space around your air conditioner will go a long way too. We suggest:
- Clearing twigs, leaves and grass clippings from the outside of your air conditioner.
- Keeping nearby grass and plants clipped back.
- Maintaining no less than 1 foot of open space on all sides around your air conditioner.
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 comfort. In bad cases, it could stop cooling altogether and need air conditioning repair.
Your comfort and satisfaction are important to us, so we like to minimize the possibility of repairs in the first place. A clean air conditioner generally runs more efficiently, is less likely to need repairs and typically lasts longer.
2. Change Your Air Filter
Frequently replacing your air filter is critical for your air conditioner’s health. During a maintenance visit, our specialists check filters and install new ones if needed. Putting in a new filter is fast 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 style of filter you use.
- If someone in your home has asthma, allergies or other respiratory concerns.
- If you have pets.
Basic flat filters usually last for 30–60 days. Deeper pleated filters can last up to 90 days. If you’re unsure if your filter requires replacement, take it out, 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. Forgetting about it will impact your home’s indoor air quality and your air conditioner’s efficiency.
In some instances a dirty filter can even damage your system or cause it to break down. Frequently putting in a new one 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. Inspect Your Thermostat and Smoke Detectors
Now is the perfect time to examine other critical pieces of your air conditioner and other safety systems.
If you use a programmable thermostat, make sure that it’s running correctly. If the batteries are running out, change them.
For more control and convenience, consider installing a smart thermostat. They make saving energy less complicated. And select models can even tell you if there’s a situation with your air conditioner or if your air filter needs replacement.
Even though they’re not part of your air conditioning system, now is a good time to inspect the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Ensuring they still work offers peace of mind and an extra layer of security.
4. Keep Heat Where it Belongs
One of the wisest ways to boost energy-efficient cooling is to minimize the level of exterior heat seeping into your house. Using good window treatments such as blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can stop the sun from influencing your home’s temperatures.
Here are several other ways to keep your house cool without lowering the thermostat:
- Use ceiling fans when you’re in the room.
- Use your bathroom fan to get rid of heat and humidity when you shower.
- Keep air vents clean to ensure adequate airflow.
- Add caulk and weatherstripping to seal your doors and windows.
Depend on Falso Service Experts for Professional Air Conditioning Maintenance
Our list will help your air conditioner operate better this summer. But the wisest way you can improve efficiency is with air conditioning maintenance. Some benefits of this service include:
- Worry-free cooling.
- Potentially lower cooling expenses.
- Likely increasing your air conditioner’s lifetime.
- Keeping your valuable manufacturer’s warranty valid.
Make sure your air conditioning is ready for this summer! Contact the heating and cooling Experts at Falso Service Experts now! Contact us at 315-313-6531 to book your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.