Don’t neglect your air conditioner as the year goes on. This month, continue to care for your air conditioner in any way you can, so that you’re not stuck dealing with a costly, troublesome AC system breakdown. Read on to see what you should do for your air conditioner this month and every month to follow.
Change the Filter
We say this a lot, but we cannot stress the importance of regular filter changes enough. A dirty filter can lead to a whole lot of problems—due to the restriction of airflow that results when a filter is clogged up with dust and debris. Replace your filter with a new one this month, and don’t forget to do so each and every month afterwards!
Pay Attention to Your System
If it’s making strange sounds, keeping temperatures inconsistent, or struggling to start up, your air conditioner is in trouble. You should not delay calling technicians to repair your air conditioner. This month, pay attention to any signs your air conditioner is malfunctioning, and don’t wait to call for repairs just because it doesn’t seem like a big deal.
The smallest problem can cause a lot of wear and tear for your air conditioner. Besides, a broken part forces the system to work hard, which means higher energy bills for you! Don’t risk a breakdown when you need your air conditioner to work the most. Call technicians ASAP if your air conditioner is not quite right.
Reassess Your Thermostat Settings
As the weather outside changes, you might want to take another look at your thermostat settings. If you’ve got your thermostat set to the low 70s to try to keep the home cooler, you’re probably setting the thermostat lower than you need—wasting a lot of energy and wearing down your air conditioner. The Department of Energy recommends 78° for an efficient but comfortable temperature for most households.
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