4 Hints to Prep for Air Conditioning Season

Summer may feel like it’s a long time off away. But before you realize, you’ll be switching from heating to cooling. Soon enough your air conditioner is running regularly to maintain cool temperatures. It’s beneficial to be ready for the extra usage before temperatures heat up. 

Levy & Son Service Experts and our team of Experts can provide support. We’ve created our all-inclusive air conditioning memberships to boost your system’s energy efficiency and dependability. Our professional skill goes a long way, but there are a lot of other tasks you can do to protect your air conditioner. Here are four of the best ways you can prep for air conditioning season. 

1. Clean Your Air Conditioner

Don’t be concerned, you won’t have to dismantle your system and clean every component. Our Experts handle this during your yearly air conditioning maintenance appointment. 

But cleaning the space around your air conditioner will go a long way as well. We recommend: 

  • Getting rid of twigs, leaves and grass clippings from the outside of your air conditioner. 
  • Keeping surrounding grass and plants cut back. 
  • Maintaining at minimum 1 foot of clear room on all sides around your air conditioner. 

If your air conditioner’s fins get blocked by dirt or yard refuse, this can affect performance and comfort. Your air conditioner will have to run longer to provide the same level of comfort. In bad cases, it may stop running altogether and need air conditioning repair

Your comfort and satisfaction are our priority, so we like to minimize the likelihood of repairs in the first place. A well-maintained air conditioner usually runs more efficiently, is less likely to malfunction and typically lasts longer. 

2. Put in a New Air Filter

Regularly replacing your air filter is critical for your air conditioner’s well-being. During a maintenance visit, our pros examine filters and put in new ones if needed. Putting in a new filter is speedy and simple. You can (and should) do it on your own whenever! 

How frequently you need to replace your filter depends on: 

  • The kind of filter you use. 
  • If someone in your house has asthma, allergies or other respiratory issues. 
  • If you have pets. 

Basic flat filters usually last for 30–60 days. Thicker pleated filters can last up to 90 days. If you don’t know if your filter should be replaced, remove it, and angle it toward the light. Get a new one if you can’t see light through it. 

Filters trap dust, pollen and other pollutants from your home’s air, keeping airflow healthy. Disregarding it will impact your home’s indoor air quality and your air conditioner’s efficiency. 

In some instances a dirty filter could even damage your system or cause it to stop working. Often changing it will keep the inside of your air conditioner cleaner and airflow more balanced. 

If someone in your family has allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems, check with our Experts about how a HEPA filter can help. 

3. Inspect Your Thermostat and Smoke Detectors

Now is the perfect time to check other important components of your air conditioner and other safety systems. 

If you have a programmable thermostat, check that it’s operating right. If the batteries are getting low, replace them. 

For added control and convenience, think about installing a smart thermostat. They make saving energy simpler. And select models can even tell you if there’s an issue with your air conditioner or if your air filter needs replacing. 

Although they’re not part of your air conditioning system, now is a good time to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Confirming they still have juice gives peace of mind and an additional layer of safety. 

4. Keep Heat Where it Belongs

One of the best ways to boost energy-efficient cooling is to reduce the concentration of outdoor heat coming into your residence. Using good window treatments including blackout curtains, honeycomb shades or plantation shutters, can stop the sun from impacting indoor temperatures. 

Here are several other methods to keep your residence chilly without lowering the thermostat: 

  • Run ceiling fans when you’re in the room. 
  • Run your bathroom fan to remove heat and humidity when you shower. 
  • Keep air vents clean to ensure ample airflow. 
  • Install caulk and weatherstripping to seal your doors and windows. 

Rely on Levy & Son Service Experts for Experienced Air Conditioning Maintenance

Our checklist will help your air conditioner operate better this summer. But the best way you can increase efficiency is with air conditioning maintenance. Some benefits of this service involve: 

  • Stress-free cooling. 
  • Likely lower cooling costs. 
  • Likely extending your air conditioner’s lifetime. 
  • Keeping your valuable manufacturer’s warranty intact. 

Make sure your air conditioning is ready for this summer! Get in touch with the heating and cooling Experts at Levy & Son Service Experts now! Reach us at 469-250-0932 to book your maintenance appointment or to learn more about our HVAC membership plans

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