Keep Your AC Cool with Simple Maintenance TipsAugust 04, 2021
As we’ve already witnessed, Minnesota’s summer season can get pretty toasty. Spending time in the warmth outdoors is one thing, but you want your home to be a comfy getaway from the summertime heat. Keep your AC cool with simple maintenance tips, and you’re sure to have an enjoyable season.
One easy thing you can do to stay comfortable while helping out your AC unit is to adjust your thermostat. Better yet, a programmable thermostat allows you to set the temperature in your home for optimal comfort and efficiency. Set the temperature and humidity levels for your comfort needs any time of day. Bump up the temp when you’re away to save energy and keep that cooled air from going to waste.
You can also regulate and monitor your thermostat remotely when you’re at work or out of town. With a Wi-Fi connection, you’ll always have control at your fingertips.
Another simple yet important task regarding the unit itself involves the air filters. Check and change your AC’s filter to keep the unit running at peak performance. Dirty or clogged filters make your unit run less efficiently and work harder to push air through. That air can also become dirtier and dustier, which triggers allergy symptoms and adversely affects your indoor air quality.
Check filters at least once a month – more often if you have pets – and change as needed. Also, consider adding an air purification system to your HVAC to better filter the air as it cools.
The area around the AC unit can collect dirt, twigs, leaves, and other debris, restricting the flow of air and once again causing the system to work harder. Keep that space clean to help ensure the system can do what it does without interference. Additionally, be sure to have at least three feet of clearance on any side of the unit to allow for proper airflow from all directions.
While you keep up with simple maintenance tasks, it’s also a good idea to have your AC inspected at least once and often twice a year by a professional. Trained technicians, like those at Hanson’s, can check the unit to ensure it’s working properly and at optimal efficiency, saving on your energy bills. They also can detect and address small issues before they become larger, more expensive problems.
A Maintenance Agreement Program can help ensure your AC system stays up to date on routine inspections and service. That way you don’t have to think twice about your family’s home comfort, no matter the time of year.
As a homeowner, you can keep your AC cool with simple maintenance tips. And make sure it runs as efficiently as possible by scheduling a tune-up. Trust the professionals at Hanson’s Plumbing & Heating to service your air conditioner and help you stay cool inside despite the rising temps outside. Contact us today with questions or to schedule an appointment.