3 Easy Steps to Get Your AC Ready for Summer
Take care of your air conditioner now so that it can take care of you during Houston’s hot, humid summer
As visions of pool parties and evening get-togethers give shape to your plans for the hot season, it’s also important to remember the unsung hero of summer: your air conditioning system.
Air conditioner maintenance and repairs may not sound like the most thrilling of items on your summer planning checklist, but they are among the most important things you can do to enjoy the summer. If your air conditioner breaks down when Houston is at its hottest, you could experience days or weeks without cool air at home, and that’s the kind of problem that will grind all other plans to a screeching halt. So as you plan out your summer, remember to give some preseason TLC to the appliance that makes it possible to live comfortably in Houston during the hottest, most humid months of the year. Before it truly gets hot, take care of any air conditioner repairs, tune-ups, and replacements.
Step 1: Schedule a tune-up for your air conditioner now for peace of mind all summer long
Summertime in Houston is your air conditioner’s busy season, and it’s important to have a professional out to check for potential problems and perform routine maintenance whether or not you’ve noticed signs that your air conditioner may need to be replaced.
During the summer, your air conditioner works hard to keep your home free of the heat and humidity that make the outdoor air feel like the inside of a dog’s mouth. If your air conditioner is going to break down or need repairs, it’ll probably be during the summer—when many other people’s air conditioners break, too, leading to longer wait times for repairs and replacements.
Before the rush for AC repairs starts, call John Moore to schedule your annual 28-point air conditioning inspection and tune-up, designed to keep your system in optimal running conditions year-round.
Step 2: Change your air conditioner filter regularly for better air quality and reduced wear
Clogged air filters strain your air conditioner as restricted airflow means your unit has to work harder to keep your indoor temperature low. Too much strain on your AC unit can cause it to break down right when you need it most.
Check your air conditioner filters monthly and change your air conditioner filters regularly to shield your family from the catastrophe of a broken air conditioner in July. As a bonus, your family will enjoy better indoor air quality, since fresh filters are better at trapping common indoor air contaminants before you breathe them in. And if it’s been a while since you’ve had the dust and debris cleaned out of your air ducts, call John Moore to have your air conditioning ducts professionally cleaned.
Looking for more regular air conditioner maintenance tasks to extend the life of your AC system? Check out our article about how to clean your air conditioning condenser coil for another big impact maintenance item that you can take care of on your own between annual inspections.
Step 3: Reduce strain on your air conditioner and lower your energy bills this summer
Energy prices will be at their highest this summer, which is expected to be even hotter than usual. Plan ahead to make sure you and your air conditioning system are ready to beat the heat this summer, even through a heat wave.
If there’s an area of your home that just doesn’t stay as cool as the rest of your house, you could crank your AC up even higher, leaving most of your home frigid. Or, you could look into alternatives to equally cool all areas of your home while reducing the strain on your air conditioning system.
Installing a mini-split air conditioner in those harder-to-cool areas is one way to save on utilities and reduce strain on your central air conditioning system. Mini-split air conditioners are versatile air conditioning systems that can pair with central air conditioning to offer individual room-by-room temperature control.
Mini-split ACs are especially popular additions to home offices or gaming rooms containing computers and electronics that give off a good amount of heat, along with basements, enclosed patios, and new additions to homes. With a mini-split AC, you can turn the air conditioning on and off in rooms that tend to get hot without paying to keep the rest of your home even colder than you want it. If installing a mini-split air conditioner sounds like a good home cooling solution for your family, call the specialists at John Moore to set up your free consultation today!
You can also reduce strain on your air conditioner and save money on your energy bill this summer with these tips :
- Keep your windows and doors shut tightly so cool air doesn’t escape, and if you have air leaks, fix them.
- Keep windows and blinds shut in areas with direct sunlight
- Keep your doors inside open when the air conditioning is on for better air circulation
- Use your ceiling fans for additional ventilation
- Upgrade to a programmable thermostat
Want peace of mind this summer? John Moore’s team of experienced Houston-area air conditioner experts offer FREE A/C Inspections and AC Tune-up services, and will thoroughly check each part of your AC system to keep it running in great condition, even when summer has reached its peak.
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