Is Your Air Conditioning Unit Ready For Summer?
The weather is still a bit cold, with the 10 day showing a few days of 63F… so why would you think about prepping your air conditioning system?
On the first really hot day of summer, the last thing you want to happen when flipping the switch on is a non-functioning AC service. This nightmare scenario must be prevented at all cost so the family can stay comfortable, not just on the first day, but all throughout the hot summer days.
While the cooling system stays idle during the cold months, chances are, it collects leaves, debris, and dust that can immensely affect its overall functionality. Therefore, a maintenance check and tuneup is necessary to ensure it runs smoothly and for it to be ready for the dry season.
AC Service and Systematic Maintenance Check
One of the most important things to consider before turning on your AC is to check if it’s physically ready to tackle the rigorous job. Here are common mistakes you shouldn’t commit in order to extend the longevity of your cooling system.
Poorly Positioned Vents
Obstructed AC vents can limit the air circulation which compromises your comfort. Always make sure that vents are positioned in areas that are open and free of obstruction such as furniture and curtains. Also, a poorly positioned thermostat can cause the unit to overwork itself even when the indoor temp is relatively pleasant for everyone. Direct exposure to sunlight or mounted near lamps can blast heat to the thermostat and throw off the readings, thus unnecessarily overworking your unit.
A dirty filter can lead to poor air flow or freeze up the unit’s evaporator coil. “Clogged, dirty filters block normal air flow and reduce a system’s efficiency significantly. With normal airflow obstructed, air that bypasses the filter may carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil and impair the coil’s heat-absorbing capacity. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%,” this is according to an Energy Saver article.
No Programmable Thermostat
Without a programmable thermostat, there is a greater possibility of forgetting to adjust the thermostat before leaving the house. Imagine leaving your air conditioner at full blast in an empty house. A programmable thermostat can save you hundreds on your annual utility bill by automatically adjusting the temperature when you’re away. Smart thermostats, programmable through a smartphone, can make the task so much easier for you.
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Cooling Empty Rooms
Air vents are placed all over the house. Check unoccupied rooms and close those vents. Close cabinet doors to make sure that these spaces aren’t sucking up cold air.
Providing efficient air conditioner service in Fresno is what Marthedal Solar, Air & Heating does effectively. We cater to residential and commercial heating and cooling services. With our new office too, we are also the one to call if you need a trusted Clovis Air Conditioning Contractor. Call us today!