When you get your HVAC system ready for the summer, make sure to inspect the air conditioner and other components. By having it inspected regularly, you can help prevent any chance of damage or wear to it. If you notice anything out of the norm with the air conditioner, it is important to contact us as soon as possible. This way we can inspect it so the HVAC unit runs efficiently all summer long.
You will want to make sure you inspect and change the air filter on a regular basis. The dirt and dust that are in the air of your home will eventually travel through and get captured by the filter. Over time the filter will become clogged and will need to be changed. If you are not sure how often to inspect and replace the filter, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on a schedule.
Besides checking the filter, you will want to have the drains and air conditioner unit inspected. A clogged drain can waste as much energy as a dirty filter does. We can also inspect the condenser fan so that it is running efficiently and has clean fan blades. By doing so, this can help to move cool air through the unit. It can also reduce the dust and dirt that might form on the indoor evaporator coil.
Another benefit for the air conditioner is to invest in a programmable thermostat. This can help you to set the temperature based on the time of the day and days of the week. You can program the thermostat so that it only operates when you are in the home if you have a regular schedule. The HVAC unit can reduce the amount of time it works while you are away or asleep, and then turning the air on just before you arrive home. With some programmable thermostats, you can even control the temperature from your smartphone. Having the thermostat set at a temperature that is colder than desired will not help cool the home quicker, it will only allow the unit to work longer than necessary.