One of the most important things you can do for your air conditioner is to make sure that it is properly maintained. We always recommend that you schedule professional AC maintenance services once a year, preferably in the spring, so that your air conditioner gets a tune-up that may keep it running efficiently throughout the summer.
But maintaining your air conditioner doesn’t stop there. You need to keep up with maintenance if you expect the air conditioner to continue to perform in peak condition. So what should you do throughout the summer?
Change the Filter
This is one of the most important things you can do for your air conditioner—and one of the easiest! Change your air filter every month so that air can flow through the AC system with ease. Stock up on filters at the beginning of the summer so that you have one for every month, making it feel like less of a chore.
Use It Efficiently
You should strive to use your air conditioner as efficiently as possible throughout the season in order to reduce wear and tear. That means you should use a programmable thermostat! If you don’t already have one, ask your technician about getting an upgrade.
- An efficient summer temperature is 78°.
- Turn the temperature up by 10° before you leave the home or when you are asleep.
- Schedule the thermostat to reset to your preferred temperature 20 minutes before you plan to arrive home.
You should also pay close attention to any signs that your air conditioner is in trouble—and take them seriously. If your air conditioner is in poor shape, you need to schedule service ASAP, so that the problem cannot get any worse! A small issue—like a strange noise or short cycling—can turn into something much larger in a short period of time, costing more to repair and inconveniencing you with a sudden system breakdown.
For all of your air conditioning needs in Alpharetta, GA, call the experts—Air Conditioning Experts, Inc.