It’s that time of year again, Indianapolis residents. The weather starts to warm up, your air conditioning unit gets turned on for the first time in several months, and summer is right around the corner. Is your AC system ready to help you beat the summer heat? Get prepared this season and spring into action with these four key air conditioning tips.
Before turning on your air conditioning unit for the first time since last year, it’s important to make sure you inspect it’s surroundings first. During wintertime, your unit has likely collected sticks, leaves, and other debris. First, you’ll want to make sure you remove the cover and then clear the debris from around your unit. Spring is also the best time to schedule a preventative maintenance. Your professional HVAC specialists can clean the inside of your unit to make sure it’s in tip-top shape, just in time for summer.
Air filters should be replaced regularly to keep your AC unit running at maximum efficiency for years to come. Dirty and clogged air filters can reduce the efficiency of your AC unit. Not only can this be a cause of stress for your unit and cause it to have to work much harder to cool your home, but it can also drive your energy costs way up. Not to mention, dirty air filters can disrupt the quality of your indoor air, as well. To maintain clean indoor air, consider changing your air filters every 1-3 months depending on the activity within your home.
With a Wi-Fi thermostat, you don’t have to worry about walking into an unbearably hot home in the middle of summer while you wait for your AC to kick on. Investing in a programmable thermostat is a great way to keep your energy costs low – and your temperature comfortable – at all times. Programmable thermostats give you the ability to control the temperature while you’re at home, and also while you’re not.
As briefly mentioned above, spring is the best time to schedule a maintenance for your AC unit. Not only can your local HVAC experts clean your unit and get it ready to use this summer, but they can also catch any small issues that have the potential to become much larger if not addressed. A well-maintained unit will not only perform better when you need it most, but it will also save you money by running more efficiently without the fear of a breakdown. Most AC units have an expected lifespan of 10-15 years. Regular maintenances increase the efficiency and also the lifespan of your air conditioning system.
The best time to get your AC maintained is in the spring, before the hot Indianapolis summer hits. Call the pros at Action Air to schedule your AC maintenance today at 317-585-8981 or fill out our online form here.
This article was written by vscontent