Already thinking about how to get your HVAC system ready for Spring? If so, you are one smart homeowner! If not, this came as a good reminder. Preparing your air conditioning system now will help you save time, money, and possibly a lot of sweat if something should go wrong later.
With over 100 years’ experience in the heating and cooling industry, here are some tips to get your AC ready for the warmer months ahead.
Tip #1. Change Your Air Filters
Your HVAC system comes equipped with air filters to capture dust, pet hair, and other contaminants. These filters prevent those contaminants from interfering with your system’s operation. Over time, those filters get dirty or clog up. A dirty air filter can often cause icing on your air conditioning unit, which pushes the unit harder than necessary. Changing out your filters frequently can help prevent this problem. Stop by our store locations to pick up filters.
Tip #2. Clear Away Plants and Bushes
One of the best ways to maintain the health of your AC system is to make sure it stays clean. After the winter it probably has some debris around the perimeter of the unit. Clean leaves and other foliage around the AC to help ensure it runs properly.
Tip #3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
Consider purchasing a thermostat that you can program. Normal cooling settings range from 72 degrees to 78 degrees. When you set your thermostat to the highest possible setting that is comfortable for you in the summer, you will maximize your energy savings.
A programmable thermostat also allows you to control your indoor temperature while you are on the go – to adjust for different temperatures of the day. When you arrive home, your environment will feel perfect without having to waste unnecessary energy.
Tip #4. Contact Kalins to Get Your AC Preventative Maintenance
AC systems need a yearly checkup, so contact Kalins today to get one of our professional HVAC experts out to service your system. We let you know how your system is doing and what you can do now to prevent problems in the future.
Joining our Comfort Club Maintenance Plan saves you the hassle of trying to remember this small but significant task in addition to several other club member perks.
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