During the summer, you will want to keep the air conditioner in the best condition possible. Check to ensure there is not an abundance of weeds and overgrown vegetation around the air conditioning unit. Make sure to keep vegetation at least two feet away from your outdoor unit so it can efficiently pull in air.
Air filters that become clogged with dirt or are overdue for replacement make it harder for your HVAC unit to work well. Keeping your air filter clean can help lower your unit’s energy consumption as well. Make sure that your doors and windows are sealed properly so that when they are shut there is no extra space letting the cool air out. The less cool air that escapes your home, the less energy you’ll waste on the air conditioner. Also, keeping drapes and blinds closed to keep out direct sun helps to keep the house cooler longer.
Set your thermostat to your ideal temperature and not any colder. Setting it to a temperature colder than desired doesn’t cool your house down any quicker, but instead keeps the unit working longer than necessary. Also, avoid placing heat-producing appliances next to the thermostat, as this can cause it to read the room temperature higher than it actually is.
If you notice an issue with the air conditioning unit or system, make sure to contact us as soon as possible. We can inspect the system for you, to help ensure you have a cool and comfortable home this summer!