Everyone dreams of the weather warming up, turning on their air conditioning to cool down the whole house and feeling the breeze flow everywhere. However, there are some things that need to be taken care of before the air conditioning is ever turned on when the weather warms up. Following each of these steps will ensure that the home is cool when the temperatures rise and the homeowner will not face expensive repair bills.
Schedule preventative maintenance for your system.
Preventative maintenance will make your HVAC system last longer by catching problems before they do damage to your system. A properly maintained AC unit will not only perform better, but also save you money by running more efficiently.
Have The Ducts Cleaned
When the air conditioning is running, it is blowing everything in the ducts into the house. Having the ducts cleaned keep the air in the home clean.
Change The Filter
Changing the filters in the air conditioning system helps to trap dirt, dust and allergens before they ever pass into the house. Without a clean filter, the air in the home will be compromised.
Turn It On Early
Turning on the air conditioning a week or so before the temperatures are supposed to rise ensures that the unit will work at the precise moment it is supposed to. If there is a problem, it can be addressed before it gets hot outside.
Get a Digital Thermostat
Having a digital thermostat in the home will prevent the air conditioning from being run too much once the temperatures warm up. Without a digital thermostat, the air could end up running constantly and breaking down the system very quickly. No one wants to spend part of their spring or summer getting their air conditioning repaired.
Following each of these steps carefully will produce an air conditioning system in the home that runs when it needs to, does not use too much energy and keeps the house cool no matter what. Without some preparation, the family could be in for a rude awakening when they turn the unit on in the spring.