AC Maintenance And Care Recommendations For Your Home Cooling System


When the outside temperature warms up during the peak of summer each day, the heat can be sweltering and threaten to heat up your home interior. With heat being such a health risk to cause heat illness, you will want to do all you can to protect your family against heat stress, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, which can put you in the hospital. Here are some recommendations to help you take the best care of your AC unit and ensure it keeps your home cool during the heat of summer.

Remember to Tune-Up

A most important part of keeping your home's AC working well is taking care of it with professional servicing, which you only need to complete once a year. Your AC unit runs all summer and sits dormant in the winter so it needs to be checked out for any problems before you get it up and running for the summer. 

Spring is a great time to hire a professional tune-up with a local HVAC professional. They will check the interior components of your unit, including the motor, fan, belts, and electrical wiring of the system, and also make sure the coolant is full and there has been no damage caused to the outside compressor over the winter. In fact, a professional tune-up is a good way to discover problems in your system so you can have them repaired before the heat arrives. And this can prevent your AC from breaking down when you need it most.

Use Your AC Efficiently

Once you get your AC up and running at the start of summer, you may need to review some tips and tricks to help your AC stay as efficient as possible. First, don't shut your AC off when you leave your home for the day, especially if it is very hot outside. The inside of your home will warm up and when you arrive home and turn on your AC, it will have to work harder and catch up to cool your home back down. 

Instead, raise the temperature of your thermostat several degrees to still keep the AC running and cooling your home, just at a higher baseline temperature. To help you do this, you can install a smart thermostat that you can control from your mobile device or a thermostat you can program to adjust the temperature based on whether you are home or not.

You can also close your window blinds or drapes against the incoming sun during the day. This will keep out heat from the sun's radiation and reduce the amount of work your AC will need to do to keep the space cool.

Reach out to a professional who provides air conditioning services to learn more. 


7 August 2020

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Hi there, I am Nadine Bachmier. I am going to discuss the various ways HVAC contractors can keep the temperatures in your business stable. HVAC contractors focus on maintaining and repairing the air conditioner, furnace, and ductwork used in your building. To keep the heating and cooling system in good shape, contractors may need to replace internal components, clean out channels, or simply perform a full upgrade. I will talk about the tools and techniques used to maintain and repair the equipment in your building. I will also share information about new products as they hit the HVAC market. I hope you will follow along and learn all you can.