In Colorado Springs, we are used to colder weather most of the year, but the air is heating up and you may soon find yourself turning down the temperature on your thermostat. Is your air conditioner ready for the summer weather to come? Spring is the perfect time to begin thinking about your air conditioning system, as it’s better to deal with any potential issues now than wait for the unit to break down. So what can you do to prepare your air conditioning equipment for the heat? Here are a few piece of advice from Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning.
Change Your Air Filter
Unfortunately, many homeowners end up neglecting the air filter of their air conditioning system, unaware that this can actually cause trouble for the well-being of the system. The air filter blocks debris from moving into your ducts, but allows for a certain amount of airflow to come through. If the filter is clogged, though, airflow is blocked, which can cause many problems for the system, including overworked parts and a frozen coil.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Air conditioning systems can use a lot of energy to run, especially if you rely on an outdated thermostat to operate your system. Upgrade your old manual thermostat to a programmable model or a brand new smart thermostat in order to save some money by taking advantage of the settings and programming options. Schedule the AC to shut off when you do not plan to be home, or use a smart thermostat to control it even when you are nowhere near home.
Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance
Air conditioning maintenance involves a thorough tune-up of all of the most important components of your air conditioning system as well as an inspection for any major issues that need to be addressed. Find out about problems early on so that you can get a head start on scheduling repairs. And a cleaning and adjustment of parts may make the unit run more efficiently, prevent repairs, and potentially extend the lifespan of the system.
Call the air conditioning specialists at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning for air conditioning maintenance, thermostat replacement, and more in Colorado Springs, CO, and ask about joining our maintenance program!