You don’t want your air conditioning system to burn out before its time. While you want to stay cool and comfortable throughout the entire summer, you don’t have to overwork your air conditioner in the process. At Elite Climate Control, we provide our High Desert clients with tips for using their air conditioning system properly. By avoiding working your air conditioner too hard, you will extend the lifespan of your heating and cooling equipment, and also save money on your utility costs each month.
How Can I Avoid Overworking My AC Unit?
- Clean your air conditioner on a regular basis. Every few weeks, you should wash down the exterior of your unit with a damp rag. Clean the dirt and dust off of the fan, and remove any debris that has built up around the exterior. Dry leaves, dirt piles, and other debris can easily pile up around the unit and puts your air conditioner at risk for damage. You also should change the air filter in your air conditioning system at least every 30 days during the summer months.
- Install a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat will allow you to make the most out of your air conditioner. You can program the thermostat so that the temperature in your home is lower when you are around, and higher when the home is vacant. This prevents your air conditioning system from working to cool an empty home.
- Make use of the ceiling fans in your interior space. By running your ceiling fans even when the air conditioner is running, you will keep the air cooler and prevent the system from working harder to lower the air temperature. Ceiling fans will also keep the air circulating, which helps increase the comfort of the home or office space.
- Schedule an annual inspection in the spring. Our HVAC technicians will inspect your system as well as test the equipment in order to be sure that it is running properly. This also allows us to diagnose any potential issues and make preventative repairs. By repairing the problem prior to the breakdown, you will save both time and money. In addition, you will prevent further damage from occurring.
We want our High Desert customers to get the most out of their air conditioning systems, and stay comfortable throughout the long, hot summer season. By following these tips and advice, you will be able to enjoy many years with your high-quality heating and cooling system. As your trusted HVAC experts, we will provide you with all of the maintenance and services you need in order to keep your system running as effectively and efficiently as possible. To schedule your annual inspection or schedule a service appointment, contact us today.