As the weather gets hotter and hotter, the stress of having to use the air conditioner can also start to heat up. Increased use of air conditioning usually accompanies increased energy costs. But it doesn’t have to be as bad as a lot of people make it out to be! There are steps you can take to keep the costs as low as possible.
In addition to that, there are important steps to take to keep your air conditioner healthy. You can read about general strategies for keeping costs low this summer in one of our previous blog post. In today’s blog, Champion Services has put together some essential do’s and don’ts to keep in mind as the summer continues to heat up.
As always, Champion Services is here to provide top-quality air conditioning services to Evanston and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for any and all of your questions and air conditioning needs, including AC repair and AC replacement! Now, let’s take a look at some important considerations for air conditioning this summer.
Do: Clean And Change Filters
Having clean filters can be one of the easiest and most effective ways to keep your air conditioner working and your utility bills low. Despite how easy and effective it is to change your air conditioner filters, the reality is that too many of us let it go for far too long. You should change those filters every month or two, depending on your level of use.
This is especially true during the summer when air conditioners are used most frequently. It is a good idea to change the filter as soon the summer months kick into gear to keep your air conditioner running smoothly and to remember to change it again in at least 3 months. We can help you change the filters or decide on when and what’s best for you with our AC maintenance services. Just give us a call and we can help you out!
Don’t: Neglect Outside Unit
Your outside unit is essential for keeping your air conditioner running effectively. It’s easy to forget about the outside unit since it’s, well, outside of the house. Don’t make this mistake! A quick and easy way to keep things running smoothly and the costs low is to clean the unit itself as well as the surrounding area. You want to keep the coils on the outside unit clean, which may have collected a good deal of gunk and debris during the winter and spring seasons. You will want to speak with a professional about best practice for cleaning the outside unit, but in general a good sweep down will do.
Do: Install A Programmable Thermostat
One of the best ways to keep the utility costs low is to have a high degree of control over your home’s temperature. There is no more effective way to do this than with a programmable thermostat. These will allow you to set temperatures throughout the day, which can help with lowering energy when nobody’s home and keeping the temperatures just right during the changing weather throughout the day.
Don’t: Forget To Contact The Experts
Some of the above recommendations are straightforward, while others might need consultation from a professional HVAC company. In any case, you don’t want to do anything that might be dangerous or cause unexpected damages. Sometimes taking things into your own hands can cause much greater costs in the long-run. It might be tempting to save money today, but it can lead to serious problems down the road.
For expert air conditioning services in Evanston, Rock Springs, Green River and beyond, Champion Services can’t be beat. We will assist in your questions and make sure everything is running smoothly. Contact us today and keep your home cool this summer!