Summer might seem 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 working regularly to maintain cool temperatures. It’s smart to be ready for the extra usage before temperatures heat up.
Rolf Griffin Service Experts and our team of Experts can assist you. We’ve created our all-inclusive air conditioning memberships to boost your system’s energy efficiency and trustworthiness. Our professional skill goes a long way, but there are a lot of other tasks you can do to protect your air conditioner. Here are four of the best ways you can get ready for air conditioning season.
Don’t fret, you won’t have to disassemble your system and clean every part. Our Experts do this during your yearly air conditioning maintenance appointment.
But cleaning the space around your air conditioner will go a long way as well. We advise:
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 provide the same level of comfort. In bad cases, it may stop working altogether and need air conditioning repair.
Your comfort and satisfaction are our priority, so we like to minimize the likelihood of repairs in the first place. A well-maintained air conditioner usually operates more efficiently, is less likely to malfunction and typically lasts longer.
Routinely replacing your air filter is critical for your air conditioner’s well-being. During a maintenance visit, our professionals check filters and replace them if needed. Putting in a new filter is speedy 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 don’t know if your filter should be replaced, take it out, and angle it toward the light. Replace it if you can’t see light through it.
Filters trap dust, pollen and other pollutants from your home’s air, keeping airflow healthy. Disregarding it will impact your home’s indoor air quality and your air conditioner’s efficiency.
Sometimes a dirty filter could even damage your system or cause it to malfunction. Frequently changing it will keep the inside of your air conditioner cleaner and airflow more balanced.
If someone in your household has allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems, check with our Experts about how a HEPA filter can help.
Now is the perfect time to check other important pieces of your air conditioner and other safety systems.
If you have a programmable thermostat, check that it’s operating correctly. If the batteries are running low, replace them.
For added control and convenience, think about getting a smart thermostat. They make using less energy simpler. And select models can even tell 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 a good time to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Confirming they still work gives peace of mind and an added layer of safety.
One of the wisest ways to boost energy-efficient cooling is to reduce the concentration of exterior heat getting into your house. Using good window treatments such as blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can stop the sun from impacting your home’s temperatures.
Here are a few other ways to keep your house cold without lowering the thermostat:
Our list will help your air conditioner run better this summer. But the wisest 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 Rolf Griffin Service Experts now! Reach us at 260-557-1275 to book your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.
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