As your air conditioner usually lies dormant for a good part of the year, giving it a little TLC in the spring is important in getting it ready it for the hot summer months. Below are the key things you should do.
Buy a Programmable Thermostat
Integrating a programmable thermostat into your heating and air conditioning system is beneficial for numerous reasons. It promotes energy efficiency, for one, by automatically self-adjusting its temperature settings as the seasons change. It’s also convenient in that it only needs to be calibrated once.
Smart thermostats allow remote access via an app, and come with several cool features that offer more conveniences to enhance your lifestyle.
Clean (or Replace) the Air Filter
Welcome summer with a clean air filter. A dirty filter can restrict airflow, forcing your AC to work harder and operate inefficiently. But even if yours is newly installed, you should nevertheless change it out immediately whenever mold growth is detected.
Consider getting a replacement filter that has a decent minimum efficient reporting value (MERV) rating. If you have a lot of pollutants in your home, a filter with a high MERV rating can purify the indoor air while your AC is running. Filters with high MERV ratings can minimize airflow too, so choose carefully.
Get Rid of Any Debris Near the Condenser
The area surrounding your HVAC system’s condenser (the bulky unit located outside), should be free of debris. Anything that gets too close to it can affect its performance and cause premature damage. This chore, however, should not only be performed during spring cleaning. Rather, it’s a year-round responsibility you should take seriously.
Give Your Heating and Air Conditioning System Professional Attention
Make your heating and air conditioning system last for as many summers as possible with the help of M and M Heating and Air Conditioning Service Co. Call us at (209) 952-6580 today to talk about your HVAC maintenance needs.