5 Tips To Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Smoothly
How do you keep your air conditioner at peak efficiency during the warm Texas summer? Whether your air conditioner is keeping you cool and comfortable, or it could use a minor tune-up, there are several ways you can keep your air conditioner running smoothly. Take these steps to help your air conditioner continue to deliver comfort to your home or business.
1.Cover Windows to Block the Sunlight
One of the simplest ways to help your air conditioner cool your home or business is to cover windows and keep the sunlight out. The rising sun peeking through the window can warm up your home or business by several degrees, forcing your air conditioner to work harder. Keep your blinds and curtains closed in the morning, and open them later in the day for the best cooling.
2. Ease up on the Thermostat
Keeping the thermostat at an icy temperature for long periods can overwork your air conditioner. Raising your thermostat several degrees can put less stress on your air conditioner, and typically will not impact your comfort. Purchasing a smart or programmable thermometer is an excellent way to manage your energy bills and reduce stress on your cooling system.
3. Clean Filters, Registers, and Coils
Changing your air filter regularly, and giving your registers, and condenser coils a cleaning can help air pass through your HVAC system more easily. The registers and air filter are usually easy to locate indoors, and the condenser coils are located on the outdoor unit. If this maintenance is uncomfortable or overwhelming, we recommend calling the professionals at D&D Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning for proper maintenance. If we need to replace a component, we use American Standard heating & air conditioning for quality that is “built to a higher standard”.
4. Keep Appliances at a Distance From the Thermostat
Appliances that release heat can interfere with your thermostat’s ability to read the room temperature. Some heat sources are obvious, such as a refrigerator placed next to a thermostat, but a professional evaluation can help identify appliances that should be moved away from the thermostat.
5. Call the Experts
If you notice no improvement in your air conditioner’s cooling or efficiency, it may be time to call a professional. At D&D Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning, our certified and friendly technicians have the expertise to optimize your cooling and keep your air conditioner running smoothly. We use American Standard heating & air conditioning parts and components in our repairs and installations. American Standard is “built to a higher standard” so you can be sure you are getting the most out of your air conditioner.
Contact us today for air conditioner inspection, maintenance, replacement, or repair in the Midland, TX area.