Springs brings along some beautiful weather, but unfortunately, it also brings higher bills. As you start to run your air conditioner more often, it’s time to consider how you can keep your energy bills a little lower. You can do some of the most important spring AC maintenance tasks on your own, but others will require the help of a professional. Thankfully, the friendly folks at Envirotech Air Quality Services can help. Check out our tips for keeping your AC in top condition, and give us a call for professional air conditioning maintenance in West Palm Beach, FL.
- Change Your Filter! – One of the most important things you can do for your air conditioner is to change the filter. You may think that the filter is only there to improve your air quality, but it serves other important purposes as well. An air filter’s primary purpose is to protect the AC unit itself. And if the filter is too clogged, there is not enough airflow over the coils, which can lead to frozen coils and reduced cooling capacity.
- Make Efficient Choices – Another thing that’s of utmost importance is making efficient choices for your air conditioner. When you’re away, don’t leave the air conditioning system running at all times. Find an energy efficient temperature to program while you’re away, and only lower the temperature when you return. You can schedule the thermostat to lower the temperature thirty minutes before you arrive every day, but only if you have a programmable model.
- Consider a New Thermostat – If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, it’s time for an upgrade. You can even purchase a smart thermostat which you can control via an app on your phone or tablet, so that you can make sure your AC operates efficiently from far away.
- Schedule Maintenance – Be sure to schedule professional AC maintenance before the cooling season swings into full gear. Professional maintenance involves a thorough tune-up of your system which most homeowners are ill-equipped to handle, including testing for refrigerant leaks and electrical trouble and making some minor adjustments.
Call Envirotech Air Quality Services for air conditioning maintenance and more tips for your AC in West Palm Beach, FL. We can help make your unit last longer, work faster, and use less energy.