How To Keep Your AC Healthy
Your AC system needs proper care to stay healthy, much like a checkup at the doctor and an oil change for your car. The health of your air conditioner determines many factors about your home in the summer, such as:
- Air Quality
- Humidity Levels
- Cooling Bills
- Overall Comfort
- Repair Costs
Maintaining your unit’s health can help save you money and preserve the life of your air conditioner. In this blog, we will share a few ways to keep your AC healthy this summer to help keep your energy bills low and your home a comfortable temperature.
Healthy AC = Happy Home!
Below are five easy ways you can ensure that your air conditioner stays healthy for the rest of the summer season.
- Perform Regular Maintenance
- Increase The Temperature While Away
- Regularly Change Air Filters
- Utilize Ceiling Fans
- Clean Outdoor Unit
Perform Regular Maintenance
Your air conditioner needs preventative maintenance at least twice a year to ensure its health and efficiency. We recommend scheduling a maintenance appointment with your Rogers technician once in the fall and once in the spring to ensure your system is ready for the harsh temperatures summer and winter bring. When proper maintenance is neglected, the performance of your air conditioning unit will gradually deteriorate, causing energy levels and utility bills to rise. Your Rogers technician can help catch a proper before it results in a breakdown, which preserves the health of your unit. A few benefits of regular maintenance include:
- Preventing costly breakdowns
- Saving you money on energy bills and repairing costs
- Extending the life of your AC
Increase The Temperature While Away
The heat summer brings causes your air conditioner to run frequently to keep up with cooling demands. If you and your family members are away for most of the day, consider increasing the thermostat’s temperature by a few degrees to give your unit a chance to rest. Altering your temperature will prevent your unit from overworking itself and help save on cooling costs.
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Regularly Change Air Filters
To ensure you are regularly changing your air filter, we recommend switching them every 90 days or 3 months. A dirty air filter harms airflow and reduces the efficiency of your system. If you have indoor animals, consider replacing your filters sooner due to pet dandruff. If your AC unit can not push air through your air filter due to dust and debris, it will work harder and is at risk of a breakdown. At Roger’s, we specialize in various long lasting HVAC accessories, including air filters that supply homeowners with the highest quality available.
Utilize Ceiling Fans
Did you know your ceiling fan has a certain setting for the summer? Ensure that it is rotating counter clockwise to help air circulate more efficiently. Your ceiling fan helps rooms feel cooler due to the cool breeze it blows on your skin. To help your air conditioner’s work load, turn on ceiling fans when you are in the room. This will allow you to turn up your thermostat setting without feeling the difference. Ceiling fans can help lower utility bills, and your air conditioner will thank you for the cooling break!
Clean The Outdoor Unit
The cleanliness of your outdoor unit can affect airflow and production. If your outside unit is surrounded by trash and plants, it won’t function as effectively. Spending time each week clearing out any dirt and debris obstructing your condenser’s path will ensure it is running to its full capacity. We recommend clearing leaves and trimming overgrown plants to improve efficiency and allow proper circulation around the unit.
Contact The Pros at Rogers!
We are here to make sure your AC has a long life ahead and answer any questions you may have. Reviewing all of these quick tips to give your AC a healthy and long-lasting life will save you trouble and money in the future. Give us a call at (434) 230-0093 for any questions or air conditioning help today!