Spring is here so let's get your air conditioner in the best shape. Here are 6 amazing tips

6 WAYS TO GET YOUR AIR CONDITIONER READY FOR SPRING

Spring is almost here! Hopefully, the winter cold weather is behind us and we can start to enjoy what Texas is all about. This is a perfect time, though, to take care of a few essentials around your house to be ready for what spring can give us.

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6 WAYS TO GET YOUR AIR CONDITIONER READY FOR SPRING

At the first sign of spring, a family might rush outside to plant flowers and work on the yard but there are some other areas of the home that need some attention when the temperatures begin to rise. Here are some simple steps you can take to make sure your air conditioner is in great shape before the summer heat sets in!

 CHANGE THE FILTER.

The easiest way to keep your system running well is to change out your air filters. Dust and debris that gather in the air filter force the system to work harder to keep the air circulating and when the filter is full, the dust is being redistributed around your home.

INSTALL A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT.

A programmable thermostat will save money and will help you hold your home’s temperature at a constant level both day and night. It’s silly to cool your house when no one is home to use the air conditioning so why not install a thermostat that will save the energy you use for the hours you’re home and awake to enjoy it! Programmable thermostats often pay for themselves in a very short period of time.

CLEAN THE AREA AROUND THE OUTSIDE UNIT.

Plants, leaves, high grass and debris located close to your outside unit can reduce your AC’s performance. Before you start running your AC, cut the grass, clean out any debris, and consider removing plants that block the unit.

CLEAR OUT YOUR VENTS.

Your HVAC unit can only work at its best if there are no obstructions to the flow of air inside of the walls of your home. Beyond having a professional go through the entire duct system, there is one easy way to check to make sure there are no visible blockages. Check the vents to make sure they are open and clear of dust. If you see dust blocking the vents, you may want to vacuum the vents and also consider looking into adding an air filtration system.

CHECK FOR LEAKS.

If you see any visible leaks, hear any odd noises, or smell any strange smells coming from your unit, have those checked immediately. Ignoring small problems can lead to big expenses later on.

SCHEDULE PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE.

Having your system checked by an HVAC professional twice a year is highly recommended.  Usually, this should be done in the spring and fall months to prepare for the seasons when your air conditioner and heater will be used most heavily. Discovering and addressing concerns early saves time, inconvenience, and money. Often small problems with your HVAC system can cause larger and more expensive parts to work harder which consequently will make them wear out sooner than they should.


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A#1 Air: (972) 893-1968
Big Bear Air 972) 998-9990
Cold Tex (972) 962-3000
Climate Tech A/c & Heating: (972) 254-6283
Code 3 Air & Heat: (214) 734-7775
Collin Air: (972) 424-4905
Hammack Service Company: (972) 669-9192
Jim’s Climate Control: (972) 999-7523
Kool Koncepts: (972) 514-5665
Kings of Comfort: (972) 832-0050
Penguin Air Care: (972) 885-7795
Samms Heating & Air: (469) 606-9260
Taylormade Heat & Air (469) 424-3404
Total Air & Heat: (972) 881-0020


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Shannon

Shannon is Mommy to 2 kids, Wife, and Teacher. She was born and raised in Plano. After graduating from Baylor (sic' em!!) she returned to Plano to teach. With two young kids attending Plano Schools, she is a true Plano Mom (and a soccer Mom!!). She loves writing about parenting topics and fun events for kids around town.

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