Since the heart of winter, many of us have been looking forward to the summer heat. However, just because we’re looking forward to enjoying the warmer weather, doesn’t mean we want to experience it 24/7. That’s why it’s critical that we ensure our home’s AC system is prepared to handle the summer weather from start to finish.
How to Prepare Your AC for Summer
There are several things you can do to prepare you air conditioning system for summer. Most of them involve your AC system directly, but some of the ways you prepare your AC for summer involve performing maintenance on other areas of your home. The following are a few tips for preparing your AC for summer:
- Check Your Thermostat – Your thermostat is the brains of your HVAC system. If it isn’t working properly, your AC system won’t be able to do its job. Make sure that your thermostat is reading the correct temperature. If your thermostat is battery powered, or has a battery backup, change the batteries. If your thermostat is off, turn it on and test the settings. Make sure it responds correctly when you set it to a different temperature or use its other settings.
- Use Your Ceiling Fans – Ceiling fans are a great way to supplement your AC system. They can help you feel cooler, so that you can keep the temperature on your thermostat set a little higher and save money on your utility bills. During the summer, ceiling fans work best if they are set to turn counterclockwise, which allows them to create a slight breeze and help anyone in the room feel cooler.
- Check Your Windows and Doors – Keep your doors and windows closed and make sure that the seals around them don’t have any openings or leaks. Also, if possible, cover your windows with curtains or blinds during the day to prevent sunlight and heat from entering your home. Keeping your windows and doors closed, sealed, and covered will help keep the warm air outside and the cool air inside, which will make your AC’s job easier and prevent it from working too hard and breaking down.
- Leave Your AC On – Air conditioners work best when they are maintaining a constant temperature instead of repeatedly being forced to cool your home down. So, if you keep your thermostat set to a comfortable temperature instead of constantly raising and lowering the temperature, your AC will work more efficiently. There are exceptions. If no one is going to be home for an extended period, like a vacation, it may be best to turn your AC off while you’re gone, or at least, raise the temperature on the thermostat, so you are not wasting money cooling an empty house.
Having Issues with Your AC? We Can Help! Contact Our AC Experts Today
Whether your AC just needs some minor maintenance or has broken down and needs immediate repairs, Meyer’s is ready to help. Our team of licensed and insured HVAC service experts are trained to handle a wide range of AC issues, from simple tweaks to complete overhauls. We will have your AC up and running in no time, and you don’t have to worry about it costing you an arm and a leg. That’s because we offer discounts. Plus, with our upfront pricing, you will never have to worry about hidden charges or surprise fees.
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