The heat and humidity of summer have arrived in Bowling Green and Glasgow, KY. Now is an ideal time to get your air conditioner ready for the dog days of summer. It’s important to schedule a professional AC tune-up if you haven’t already done so this year. There are also several things you can do on your own to prep your cooling system for effective and efficient heating.
Check and Change the Air Filter
Set a reminder on your phone or in your calendar to check the air conditioner’s filter once each month. The filter is in the indoor unit, and it typically has a small access door that unscrews or opens with hinges. A clogged air filter could decrease your AC unit’s efficiency by 15% or more. Replace the filter as soon as it’s dirty.
Keep Vegetation Pruned
The heat, sunshine, and summertime thunderstorms fuel the growth of grass, shrubs, trees, and other vegetation. Maintain a 3-foot clearance around the outdoor unit of your air conditioner. It needs this clearance for heat dissipation.
Install a Programmable or Smart Thermostat
If you’re still using a manual thermostat, it’s time for an upgrade. Programmable thermostats allow you to program a schedule of temperatures for different times of the day and days of the week. You can take this up a notch with a smart thermostat. It also offers programmable scheduling, but its computer algorithms allow for the optimization of each cooling cycle. Many smart thermostats use geofencing to time the cooling cycles based on your proximity to your house.
HVAC Services, Inc. is a trusted air conditioning maintenance company serving residents of Bowling Green, Glasgow, and the surrounding cities in south-central, KY. We also offer heating maintenance, as well as heating and cooling repair and installation. Our indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and sheet metal fabrication services can improve your comfort. If you’re a business owner, we also offer commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services. For more details about getting your air conditioner ready for the summer, reach out to us at HVAC Services, Inc. today.