Summer may seem like it’s still a few months away. But before you know it, you’ll be switching from heating to cooling. Soon enough your air conditioner is cooling frequently to maintain cozy temperatures. It’s smart to prepare for the additional usage before temperatures heat up.
Winnipeg Supply Service Experts and our team of Experts can help. We’ve created our all-inclusive air conditioning memberships to increase your system’s energy efficiency and trustworthiness. Our professional skill goes a long way, but there are many other things you can do to protect your air conditioner. Here are four of the best ways you can prepare for air conditioning season.
1. Clean Your Air Conditioner
Don’t be concerned, you won’t have to dismantle your system and clean every part. Our Experts handle this during your yearly air conditioning maintenance appointment.
But cleaning the area around your air conditioner will go a long way also. We suggest:
- Clearing twigs, leaves and grass clippings from the outside of your air conditioner.
- Keeping nearby grass and plants cut back.
- Maintaining no less than 1 foot of clear room on all sides around your air conditioner.
If your air conditioner’s fins get clogged with dirt or yard refuse, this can decrease performance and comfort. Your air conditioner will have to work harder to provide the same level of cool air. In extreme cases, it might stop working altogether and need air conditioning repair.
Your comfort and satisfaction are our priority, so we prefer minimizing the possibility of repairs in the first place. A well-maintained air conditioner usually runs more efficiently, is less likely to malfunction and often lasts longer.
2. Change Your Air Filter
Regularly replacing your air filter is important for your air conditioner’s health. During a tune-up visit, our pros examine filters and replace them if required. Installing a new filter is speedy and easy. You can (and should) do it on your own when you can!
How regularly you need to replace your filter depends on:
- The type of filter you use.
- If someone in your household has asthma, allergies or other respiratory concerns.
- If you have pets.
Basic flat filters normally last for 30–60 days. Thicker pleated filters can last up to 90 days. If you’re not sure if your filter should be replaced, take it out, and hold it up to the light. Put in a new one if you can’t see light through it.
Filters catch dust, pollen and other particles from your house’s air, keeping airflow fresh. Forgetting about it will lower your house’s indoor air quality and your air conditioner’s efficiency.
In some instances a blocked filter may even damage your system or cause it to malfunction. Frequently changing it will keep the inside of your air conditioner cleaner and airflow more level.
If someone in your family has allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems, contact our Experts about how a HEPA filter or whole-home air purifier can lessen symptoms.
3. Check Your Thermostat and Smoke Detectors
Now is the perfect time to test other important parts of your air conditioner and other safety systems.
If you use a programmable thermostat, make sure that it’s operating correctly. If the batteries are running out, replace them.
For more control and convenience, consider getting a smart thermostat. They make conserving energy simpler. And a few models can even notify you if there’s a situation with your air conditioner or if your air filter needs replacing.
Despite the fact they’re not part of your air conditioning system, now is an excellent time to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Ensuring they’re still good offers peace of mind and an additional layer of protection.
4. Keep Heat Where it Belongs
One of the best ways to boost energy-efficient cooling is to reduce the amount of outdoor heat seeping into your residence. Using premium window treatments including blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can keep the sun from impacting indoor temperatures.
Here are a couple other methods to keep your residence cool without lowering the thermostat:
- Use ceiling fans when you’re in the room.
- Run your bathroom fan to eliminate heat and humidity when you shower.
- Keep air vents clean to ensure adequate airflow.
- Use caulk and weatherstripping to seal your doors and windows.
Trust Winnipeg Supply Service Experts for Experienced Air Conditioning Maintenance
Our checklist will help your air conditioner cool more efficiently this summer. But the wisest way you can boost efficiency is with air conditioning maintenance. Some perks of this service entail:
- Stress-free cooling.
- Likely reduced cooling expenses.
- Likely extending your air conditioner’s life span.
- Keeping your valuable manufacturer’s warranty ongoing.
Make sure your air conditioning is prepped for this summer! Contact the heating and cooling Experts at Winnipeg Supply Service Experts today! Reach us at 204-800-0613 to request your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans.