Summer may feel 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 running regularly to maintain cool temperatures. It’s smart to prepare for the extra usage before temperatures heat up.
Knochelmann 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 reliability. Our professional skill goes a long way, but there are lots of other steps you can take to protect your air conditioner. Here are four of the top ways you can prep for air conditioning season.
Don’t fret, you won’t have to disassemble your system and clean every part. 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 blocked by 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 bad cases, it may stop running altogether and need air conditioning repair.
Your comfort and satisfaction matter to us, so we prefer minimizing the likelihood of repairs in the first place. A well-maintained air conditioner usually operates more efficiently, is less likely to malfunction and usually lasts longer.
Regularly replacing your air filter is critical for your air conditioner’s well-being. During a maintenance visit, our specialists check filters and install new ones if required. Putting in a new filter is quick and easy. 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’re not sure if your filter should be replaced, take it out, and hold it up to the light. Get a new one if you can’t see light through it.
Filters catch dust, pollen and other pollutants from your house’s air, keeping airflow healthy. Disregarding it will impact your house’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 level.
If someone in your home has allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems, check with our Experts about how a HEPA filter can relieve symptoms.
Now is a great time to check other important pieces of your air conditioner and other safety systems.
If you have a programmable thermostat, check that it’s working like it should. If the batteries are running low, replace them.
For added control and convenience, think about getting a smart thermostat. They make saving energy simpler. And select 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 an excellent time to inspect the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Confirming they still have juice gives peace of mind and an added layer of safety.
One of the smartest ways to boost energy-efficient cooling is to reduce the level of outside heat getting into your home. Using good window treatments including blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can block the sun from influencing your home’s temperatures.
Here are several other ways to keep your home 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 entail:
Make sure your air conditioning is ready for this summer! Contact the heating and cooling Experts at Knochelmann Service Experts now! Reach us at 859-905-0834 to book your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.
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