Summer is right around the corner and if you haven’t scheduled your yearly air conditioning tune-up, now is the time to do so! If you haven’t noticed any signs of potential issues with your system, a regular tune-up might seem like a waste of money but it can actually save you money in the future and help your system work more efficiently and effectively throughout the hot summer months.
Whether you’re doing a tune-up yourself or hiring our team at Insterstate Gas and Oil, here are give tips for ensuring your system runs properly.
Change Out the Air Filter
The air filter in your air conditioning system plays a vital role in ensuring that air you’re breathing in is free of dust, allergens, and debris. If the air filter in your air conditioning system becomes clogged, your system will be forced to work harder making it less efficient and the allergens will be pushed through your air ducts for you to breathe in.
Clean Air Ducts
Cleaning your air ducts doesn’t have to happen every year, but plan to have them cleaned every 5-7 years. This will help remove allergen and dust build up in the ducts, which prevents it from being pushed into the air you breathe in your home when your system is on.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
What better time to upgrade your thermostat than during your yearly HVAC tune-up? A programmable thermostat will give you the convenience factor when it comes to the air temperature in your home, while also saving you money and help your system run more efficiently. By setting your thermostat to a specific temperature at certain times based around your schedule, you’re able to reduce the costs associated with cooling your home when no one is home.
Clean Around Your Unit
Prior to turning on your air conditioning system for summer, cut back any overgrown foliage and remove any debris, such as branches and leaves, from around your air conditioning unit. By cleaning up this area, you’re able to improve the airflow of your unit and prevent issues such as overheating.
To schedule your yearly air conditioning tune-up appointment, contact our team today at (978)-443-2300.