Filter Time! Changing out your filters once everything 3 months prolongs the life of your A/C system. Set yourself a calendar event to make sure to do this simple but very effective tip to avoid costly repairs. If you have indoor animals or allergies, change your filters every 1-2 months.
Remember to Get Your Preseason Checkup! It not only helps your A/C run smoother, it helps prolong its’ lifespan. Getting your A/C checked every Spring keeps your A/C working properly and can help with energy savings.
Keep A/C Vents & Grills Clean Keep all A/C vents clean. On your return air filter grill, vacuum the grill each month when you change your filters.
Clear Around Vents Make sure the areas around your vents are clear so that nothing blocks your air flow on both outlets and return air grilles. Drapes and furniture can effectively block air from coming into the room. Check that the dampers are open all the way in your vents.
Thermostat Placement Don’t place lamps, TV sets or other heat-producing appliances near the thermostat. The thermostat senses the heat causing the air conditioner to run longer than necessary . When installing a new thermostat don’t place it in a location where the sun shines on it directly.
Assess Your Ductwork. Have a technician check your ductwork for any needed repairs or replacement. A leaky duct can zap 20%-40% of your A/C system’s energy.
When changing your air conditioner filters use the regular poly filters as opposed to pleated filters, unless you have allergies. The pleated air conditioning filters work well to reduce dust and pollen. However, your system works harder for air flow using the pleated filters. Using the inexpensive poly filters will prolong the life of your …
The most important maintenance task that will ensure the efficiency of you air conditioner is to routinely replace or clean its filters. Clogged, dirty filters block normal air flow and reduce a systems efficiency significantly. With normal air flow obstructed, air that bypasses the filter may carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil and impair …
It’s a good time to make sure you have a surge protector! A surge protector can save your A/C unit when there is a power outage due to a hurricane or lightning storm. Make sure you have one on each unit!
Set your programmable thermostat as high as is comfortable in the summer, and raise the setpoint when you’re sleeping or away from home. Clean or replace filters on air conditioners once a month or as recommended. Turn off kitchen, bath, and other exhaust fans within 20 minutes after you are done cooking or bathing; when …