To reduce the risk of incurring costly air conditioner repairs and help you save money on your utility bills, here are four tips to help give your AC unit a bit of a break this summer:
1. Clean or change the filter
A dirty air filter can dramatically impact how well your AC system functions. In fact, dirt and debris can put excess strain on your unit, thereby causing it to work overtime and potentially break down completely. In addition, a clean air filter will effectively trap and prevent dust, dirt, allergens, pet dander and more from entering your home, offering a more comfortable environment.
2. Program the thermostat
A quick and easy way to ease some of the strain on your AC system is to program your thermostat based on your habits and the time of day. For example, when you’re working, running errands or away for the weekend, set the thermostat several degrees warmer than usual. This will provide relief for your air conditioning system and prevent overexertion when you’re not around. In addition, you may want to consider cranking the thermostat up a few notches when you go to bed at night since the outside temperature will be cooler.
3. Eliminate heat sources
You can help your AC work more efficiently by making a few changes to the environment inside your home. For example, replacing incandescent bulbs with LED lights, using your microwave or barbecue instead of your oven to cook food on hot days, closing the blinds in sunny rooms and turning off your computer or television when they aren’t in use are great ways to relieve some of the strain on your AC system.
4. Schedule a yearly inspection
It’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with a qualified HVAC technician to carefully and thoroughly inspect your AC system once a year. They’ll be able to identify and repair any potential issues before they become costly problems. This will ensure your air conditioning system runs optimally and will work when you need it most.
If you notice anything wrong with your AC system, contact the experts at Harmony Heating & Air Conditioning to come take a look.
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If your air conditioner needs to be repaired or replaced, the team at Harmony Heating & Air Conditioning in Calgary can help. Our expert technicians have the knowledge and tools to get your unit back up and running in no time. We also install new units and have a planned maintenance program. Contact us today to schedule an inspection or service call.