5 Things to Keep in Mind About Your Air Conditioner This Summer

May 31, 2021 | Air Conditioning

Regardless of where you are in Prescott-Russell, summertime is heated. And under that blazing sun, the temperature of your home or business is going to skyrocket—unless your air conditioner has been well maintained. Otherwise, the A/C will be overworked in the overwhelming heat, leading to a breakdown.

To make sure you are not confronted with a malfunctioning A/C in the middle of the hottest part of the year, we have put together a list of:

5 things to keep in mind about your air conditioner (A/C) this summer.


1. You Should Schedule Preventative Maintenance Before Summer.

Since your HVAC system is going to be working nonstop during the hottest days, you want to make sure you begin the season with everything in perfect condition. Otherwise, the issues that may have been lingering for months now will only be exacerbated. Make sure you have annual checkups scheduled for your HVAC system. The best times are before and after winter, usually in the middle of autumn and spring.

Don’t wait until there’s sweat rolling down your back to give a professional HVAC contractor a call!

2. Be Sure to Change or Clean The Air Filter.

If you notice that the room feels a bit stuffy in the summer, it could be from the clogged air filter. Changing or cleaning the air filter is one of the simplest ways to keep the A/C working efficiently. By removing the dirt and grime, you are ensuring that the cooling system is not being impacted by grit or that the airflow isn’t restricted. In short, you get more air pumped into your home, so you feel cooler faster.

3. You Can Make Your A/C Unit Run More Efficiently.

Sometimes, there is little you can do with the unit you own. Rather, it’s about adopting an energy saving mindset throughout the house or business. When summer comes around, you want to do your best to keep costs low, that’s obvious. Fortunately, the ways to make your A/C run efficiently are easy.

We recommend installing smart thermostats, which save more money and energy during the summer; adjusting the temperature to 25 degrees C; turning on ceiling fans and circulators; sealing up cracks and openings around windows and doors; and installing energy efficient windows.

4. You Might Want to Relocate Your Unit.

Sometimes, it might seem like a good idea to let plants and shrubs grow around the outdoor unit. After all, air conditioners can be an eyesore. But doing so will cause the unit to struggle. Those plants and trees are blocking ventilation, clogging the system, and causing more wear and tear than necessary. You want to ensure your A/C has plenty of space to breathe during the hottest months.

5. Beat The Unnatural Heat.

Did you know that you could be unknowingly sabotaging your A/C? Sometimes, there could be unnatural sources of heat that the thermostat picks up on. When that happens, you are forcing the A/C unit to work harder for longer. In turn, the cost of cooling your home rises. One of the easiest ways to get more out of your cooling system is to remove heat-emitting appliances, like lamps, televisions, gaming consoles, computers, and so on. Try to rearrange your furniture and appliances in such a way that it doesn’t affect the thermostat.

So, there are 5 things to keep in mind for summer. You want to ensure that your A/C is clean and has proper ventilation. Invest in some energy efficient technology, too. Do that, and you won’t have any problems come summertime.