5 Ways To Avoid AC Repairs
When it comes to the heat and humidity during the summer our AC unit is our saving grace. We all know how miserable it can be to sleep in a house without AC. So how do we ensure our home stays comfortable and avoid AC repairs? There are a few key things you do to prevent adding to the possibility of needing any AC repairs.
Schedule An AC Tune-Up
If you haven’t had your AC tuned up and looked at by a professional this is a great first step. They will be able to diagnose small issues which can prevent larger issues later on down the road and save you from AC repairs. This simple process can give you peace of mind knowing you don’t have much to worry about. Getting your AC tuned up can also ensure no critters made your AC their winter home. They will also check for leaves, twigs, or grass that are stuck in there.
Change Your filter
Filters in your AC are just like your car’s oil filter. They gain build-up over time and can become clogged. The build-up makes it hard for air to pass through. This means that your unit is working twice as hard to do half as much work. This simple change can save you big money this Summer on your energy bills! If your unit works too hard you may need AC repairs over the summer.
Set Your Thermostat
By setting your thermostat a degree or two higher than normal is a great way to help your AC. You’ll be saving money on your energy bill and helping your AC not work as hard. By saving your AC from working quite as hard you could also save yourself AC repairs. Consider changing your thermostat temps based on the forecast.
Install A Smart Thermostat
– A smart thermostat takes all the guesswork out of regulating your home’s temperature. This amazing device adapts to all factors so you don’t have to monitor. The best part is you can normally adjust it from your phone while you’re at work or on vacation. The different energy savings modes you can program are great at working with your AC, not making the AC work overtime. Less stress means less AC repairs and less money.
Keep It Clean
– It’s a great idea to regularly check your AC unit even if you have had it tuned up. Grass clipping and leaves can always make their way into a unit. Checking your AC every couple of weeks or every month will help you catch problems early. It’s easy to clear out debris. This will keep your AC from blocked air flow.
If ever you have questions about your AC’s current state or just need someone to look at your AC, we’re happy to help! Call us today to have a professional take a look at your family’s saving grace this summer. Find out more here! Curious about other tips? Read more!