Now that the temperatures are starting to rise, it is the ideal time to start thinking about using the air conditioner more and the furnace less. Before the summer heat is here, it’s a great time to ensure your air conditioner is working properly and efficiently. This will help increase your comfort in your home and also save you money. Jon Wayne Heating & Air suggests following these tips for preparing your air conditioner for summer.
The first tip is to change out the air filters. This will save you money, improve the air quality indoors, and also expand the lifespan of your HVAC system. The filter should be checked every 30-days. One way to see if the filter needs to be replaced or not is to see if light is coming through your filter. If there is no light passing through, the filter needs to be changed. If light does pass through the filter, the filter is clean and there is no need to replace it. If you are unsure if the filters need to be replaced, call the professionals at Jon Wayne Heating & Air at 417-831-9500 for assistance.
The second tip is to get maximum shade inside and outside of your home. Close the blinds during the day to help reduce the sunlight exposure in your home. By closing the curtains, this reduces the amount of direct heat gain from the sun and will keep the house cooler and cooling costs low. Plant trees around your home to give it sun protection. If you are getting a new air condition unit installed, choose a spot that is in the shade to allow the unit to work best.
The third tip is to schedule an annual air conditioner maintenance check with Jon Wayne Heating & Air. This will increase energy efficiency, help lower your utility bills, and also keep the system running as long as possible. Jon Wayne Heating & Air service technicians perform maintenance checks of your HVAC system and ensure quality service throughout the warm months.
Routine maintenance is key to keeping your AC unit in peak shape. However, even with routine maintenance, AC units can give out over time and may require complete air conditioner replacement. Contact the team at Jon Wayne Heating & Air today if your AC unit appears to be giving out, and for all your heating & cooling needs, to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance check at 417-831-9500 or visit our website to learn more.