Summer is just around the corner. Homeowners all over the Columbus area are getting ready to turn on their air conditioners for the first time this year. Complete the following tasks to get your AC ready for the cooling season.
Change the Filters
This is the first thing you should do to prepare for summer. Your air filters are essential to the air quality in your home and the functionality of your HVAC system for the following reasons:
- Your Compressor: A clogged filter forces your AC to exert more energy to circulate air throughout the house. This puts more wear and tear on your compressor.
- Your Utility Bills: The extra energy your compressor has to use to push air shows up in your monthly energy bills.
- Allergies: Less particulate in the air means people with allergies to dust and pollen will be less affected.
Clean the Coils
Clean the debris, mud, and foliage that gather on your air conditioner’s coil during the fall and winter. These obstructions will cause your AC to have issues and could even be a fire hazard.
Check the Concrete Slab
Check the concrete foundation your air conditioner sits on to make sure that it’s level and isn’t cracking. A professional can level it out, making it safer and more functional. An air conditioner that’s not level will not run efficiently. Unlevel air conditioners could also cause a blockage in airflow, which could lead to severe damage.
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats offer many energy-efficient features. These units can turn the AC off when you aren’t home and even control the temperature in different zones of the house separately. The most advanced thermostats can even be controlled remotely via your mobile device.
With proper preparation, you can stay cool in Columbus throughout the warm months. If you want to know how to properly get your home’s air conditioner ready for the spring, contact Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning today for HVAC service information. We provide HVAC installation, maintenance and repair services.
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