As the weather warms up, it’s time to shut off the heating and turn on your air conditioner. Now, before the temperatures really start to rise, there’s a period of transition where the weather is mild and the AC doesn’t need to be on full blast. The guide below will help you prepare your home and HVAC system for the change from spring to summer.
How to Transition to Your Air Conditioner
1. Use Fans & Open Windows
Between extreme seasons, you might not need your HVAC system on at all. Once you shut off the heat, open some windows and turn on ceiling fans. You get a consistent, pleasant breeze of fresh air that circulates throughout the house. Set the fan to rotate counterclockwise to push the air down.
2. Change the Filter
If you haven’t changed the air filter in a while, dust, pollen, and other particles can accumulate. Dirty filters cause HVAC units to blow this debris into the home and work harder to pump air out, reducing the life of your system and increasing energy bills. Change or clean your filter before turning on the air conditioner to keep it running efficiently.
3. Check Insulation
Unseen leaks can leave your system overcompensating for the loss of air. Ensure your house is properly insulated and that your doors and windows are adequately sealed. Check for leaks and, if you find any, have them sealed or fixed as soon as possible.
4. Upgrade the Thermostat
Are you looking for ways to cut down on energy costs? Something as simple as a new thermostat installation can significantly increase the efficiency of your air conditioner. Smart thermostats are easy to program, so you can set them higher at night or while you’re at work. Also, they allow you to control the temperature of the house remotely using your mobile device or tablet.
5. Schedule an Inspection
You might miss an issue when you look over the system yourself, and the last situation you need is a broken air conditioner in the middle of summer. Avoid future malfunctions by scheduling an inspection with a professional HVAC service. They’ll check for problems, perform maintenance, and make the necessary repairs so your family can be comfortable throughout the season.
If your air conditioner needs maintenance, repairs, or replacement this spring, contact Ron Hammes Refrigeration in La Crosse, WI. This company provides expert commercial HVAC and residential HVAC services that extend the life of your air conditioning system. You can also rely on this team for commercial refrigeration products and services. To schedule an appointment, call (608) 788-3110.