As we bid farewell to winter’s chill and welcome the warmer months, it’s time to prepare your air conditioning unit for the spring and summer!
Below are six ways you can get your AC system primed for the hot summer months.
Replace Your Air Filters
First things first – check your air filters. Dirty or clogged filters can significantly reduce your air conditioning unit’s efficiency, leading to higher energy bills and potential damage. For optimal performance, replace your air filters every month. See our recent blog post about filer ratings.
Inspect Your Outdoor Unit
Take a walk outside and visually inspect your outdoor unit. Remove any debris, like vines, branches, or leaves, that might have accumulated around it during the winter. Ensure there is at least 2 feet of clearance around the unit to promote proper airflow.
Schedule a Precision Tune-Up
While many tasks can be completed on your own, it’s wise to schedule a professional tune-up with Air Comfort of KY Certified HVAC professionals. Annual maintenance ensures that your system is running efficiently, can extend the lifespan of your unit, and is most often required to maintain your warranty.
Check Your Thermostat
Now’s the perfect time to ensure your thermostat is functioning and programmed properly. Test your thermostat by setting it to your desired temperature, and make sure your indoor and outdoor unit respond accordingly.
Consider upgrading to a smart thermostat or a programmable thermostat; this will allow you to set different temperatures for different times of the day, ultimately providing you ultimate flexibility for access while providing big savings on energy bills.
Test Your System
After completing these tasks, it’s time to test your air conditioning system. Turn on the unit and let it run for a short period (if the outdoor temperature is above 65˚), checking for any unusual noises or odors. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, reach out to the Air Comfort team for a thorough inspection.
Upgrade for Optimal Efficiency
If your air conditioning unit is more than 10 years old, it is likely operating at a much lower efficiency than today’s modern equipment. With an investment in new energy-efficient equipment, you will save money on monthly bills while also reducing your carbon footprint. There are currently some strong incentives from manufacturers as well as considerable government tax rebates to upgrade your equipment.
By following these simple steps, you’ll ensure that your home’s air conditioning unit is ready to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the spring and summer seasons.
Remember, a well-maintained system not only saves you money on energy bills but also contributes to a healthier and happier living environment.
The Air Comfort of Kentucky team is ready to help with any HVAC needs you may have. Schedule an appointment or give us a call at 502-426-4536 to learn more.