The temperatures outside may not have made you want to turn on your air conditioner yet, but right now is the perfect time to make sure your unit is ready for the dog days of summer.
It’s always a good idea to hire a professional to inspect and perform maintenance on your system every spring for the air conditioner and every fall for the heating unit. A professional can inspect and clean the wiring and mechanisms of the each of the units and take care of the more challenging maintenance work that the average homeowner should not attempt on their own. A technician also will check the refrigerant level on the air conditioner — too much can be a waste, but too little means your system is not working efficiently.
Pre-season maintenance is important in any kind of weather condition, and it can save you money in the long run. Here are a few things you can do on your own to ready your air conditioner for a long, hot summer:
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Another tip to follow is to use your air conditioner only when outdoor temperatures are higher, not during moderate weather. That will save wear-and-tear on the unit and will help keep your electric bill lower.
Keeping up with regular air conditioner maintenance can save you money and energy, while prolonging the lifespan of your system. On the first hot day of summer, the last thing you want is an air conditioner that won’t turn on. Do the proper maintenance before summer arrives so your unit can cool your home efficiently.
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