Summer is here, which means your HVAC system is going to get a workout. Here at Day and Nite Plumbing and Heating, we know that staying cool is a priority all season long. Unfortunately, when your HVAC unit is working hard, it could run into difficulties. We have the tips you need to spot small problems before they become big ones, advice that can help you save energy, and the knowledge you need to make the most of your air conditioning this summer.
Clean and Change Your Air Filter
The start of a new season is a great time to change your air filter. At the very least, you should clean it. You may have been using your air conditioning a bit over the spring, but now your system is really kicking into high gear. You want to make sure that it's running efficiently, and a new or clean filter can help keep your energy bills lower.
Find Your Ideal Temperature
Another way to save money is by finding an ideal temperature for your home and sticking to it. Do you like how you feel when your dwelling is cooled to seventy degrees? Then keep your thermostat there and don't drop the temperature. Some people think that setting their thermostat to a lower temperature will cool down their home faster, but that's not how it works. Instead, it just keeps your HVAC unit working longer and harder, using up more energy.
Fix Your Ductwork
This is something that our HVAC experts can help with. To ensure that your air conditioning is doing its best to cool your home, you'll want to have a pro come out and look at your ductwork to make sure that no air is escaping. If there's a problem, we'll fix it. You'll have a cooler home and a lower power bill in no time.
On that same note, you'll want to make sure that cool air isn't escaping your home. Ensuring that your doors and windows are sealed properly can help you waste less energy this summer. Plus, it has the added bonus of not letting warm air escape in the winter. This tip can help you make the most of your HVAC equipment all year round.
Clear the Area Around Your Outdoor Unit
To keep your air conditioner running smoothly, you'll have to step outside and do a little yardwork. The outdoor unit could be surrounded by vegetation and weeds now that the weather has gotten warmer. Clearing that out lets the unit take in air and operate more efficiently.
Schedule a Maintenance Appointment
Even if you don't think there's anything wrong with your HVAC equipment, a professional might be able to spot an issue that you cannot. If you want to make sure that your air conditioning unit is working properly, contact us at (425) 775-6464 to set up an appointment.
Invest in New Equipment
Depending on the age of your current equipment, investing in a new air conditioning unit might be the best path forward this summer. Even with the ductwork sealed up, a clean filter, and an unimpeded outdoor unit, older equipment could be far less efficient than a brand new unit would be.