In our last post, we touched on how you can begin to prepare you air conditioning unit for spring and summer. However, now that it is officially March and the first day of spring is just around the corner, we thought we would go a bit more in-depth where prepping your AC unit is concerned. If you want your air conditioner to be in tip-top shape, the following (more in-depth) advice might be worth taking. Check out our tips below and begin prepping your air conditioner for spring.
Check out your thermostat
Even if your thermostat is working just fine, it might be time to admit that the model you currently have is completely outdated. If you notice that your thermostat looks as though it has been in your home since the 1970s, this is a good indication that you should install a newer, programmable thermostat instead. Not only will this save you energy but it will also save you money in the long run.
Look at your ductwork
Taking a closer look at your ductwork may be able to explain why you have paid higher costs for energy in the past. If there are cracks or holes in your ductwork, air can escape, lending to your air conditioning unit working harder than it needs to in order to cool your home.
Observe your air vents
While you may think it’s not a big deal to have items in your home blocking your air vents, you would be wrong. If you have things like furniture or drapes blocking your vents, the air cannot cool the room as quickly. This means that your air conditioner is working overtime to cool your house.
Don’t neglect your drain line
You may not be aware but there is a drain located next to your indoor cooling coil, mounted above the furnace in your home. This drain can become clogged which can lead to a less efficient cooling system. Clear this drain out by flushing a cup of chlorine bleach down the drain and then rinsing it with a gallon of water.
Know when it’s time to retire your air conditioner
While it would be nice if our cooling systems lasted forever, this simply is not realistic. Many people like to be in denial about when the right time to retire their air conditioning unit is. Once you have had your unit for 10+ years, we would suggest contacting a professional to see if buying a new system now would be more lucrative for you in the long run.
Need the help of a professional HVAC team?
If you are looking for an HVAC team in Tampa that you can trust, Momentum AC is the way to go. Our team of expert air conditioning contractors know how to get your unit in the best working order it possibly can be. Contact us today to ask us any questions you may have about your system. Additionally, we would be happy to perform an inspection on your unit to ensure that it is working correctly and not costing you a lot of money in the meantime.