AC Maintenance: The Ultimate Guide To Staying Cool This Summer
Proper AC maintenance and care can ensure that your unit will keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. Here are the top tips to stay cool this summer with your air conditioning unit.
1. Keep Your AC Clean
In the fall and winter months, a lot of dirt and debris can accumulate around your outdoor unit. When you keep it clean and clear of any leaves, dirt, and other debris, you’ll reduce the risk of clogs. Clogs force your AC unit to have to work harder.
2. Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats come in handy for those wanting to save money and have the luxury of controlling the temperature while away. These smart thermostats allow you to set temperatures for different times throughout the day. You can automatically lower the temperature you want – whether you’re home or away – instead of having to constantly hover over the dial.
3. Change Your Air Filter
It’s recommended you change your air filter every 1-3 months depending on the activity in your home. Dirty air filters not only can lead to poor air quality, but they can also lead to restricted airflow. When your filters get clogged, it puts a strain on your unit and forces it to work harder. Say hello to high energy bills!
4. Seal Cracks and Openings
Chances are you’ll notice a basketball-sized hole in your wall and fix it quickly. On the contrary, what many homeowners don’t notice are the small cracks and tiny openings. To prevent warm air from leaking into your home, you can add caulk or weather stripping to seal up air leaks in your doors and windows.
5. Cover Windows
If the sun comes in through your windows, your home is automatically going to be much warmer. When you use blinds, curtains, or other window coverings, you’re able to keep your home much cooler than it otherwise would be. The warmer your home is, the harder your AC has to work to keep it cool. By keeping your windows covered as much as possible this summer, you’re putting less strain on your unit. Not only that, but you’re saving money on energy bills.
6. Schedule a Professional AC Maintenance
At Roman Electric, we recommend you schedule a preventative maintenance once a year to make sure your AC unit is working at peak efficiency. Regular maintenances help homeowners catch problems early on before they become much larger – and much more costly. When you get a preventative maintenance on your AC before the scorching summer, you can rest assured your unit won’t fail on you when you need it the most.
Schedule Your AC Maintenance With Roman Electric in Milwaukee, WI and Surrounding Areas
Whether you need AC maintenance, repair, installation, or replacement, Roman Electric is here for all your Milwaukee, WI air conditioning needs. To keep cool and comfortable all summer long, schedule your AC maintenance with us today. You can call us at 414-771-5400 or fill out our online form so a team member can be in touch.