The weather is warming up and you want your air conditioner to be able to serve you well. This is understandable. Do you know what it takes to get here, though?
You can’t just turn on your air conditioner and expect it to work flawlessly for the season. There are a couple of tips you should know. Not knowing the proper air conditioning measures that you should take leads to higher energy bills, decreased efficiency, and repair issues down the line. We want to help you with your HVAC in Iowa City, IA. That’s why we want to help you avoid making these mistakes…
Don’t Make These Mistakes
Here are some mistakes you don’t want to make this spring and summer:
1. Ignoring Sizing Calculations
You’ve decided that you need to get a new air conditioner. One of the first steps in acquiring a new air conditioner is the load calculation. You should take heed to your load calculation. We meet homeowners down the line who took this load calculation as a suggestion and then dealt with countless issues down the line. Sizing your air conditioner helps it be as perfect for your home as possible. Set yourself up for comfort and success by getting your sizing right.
2. Not Replacing Your AC Filter
You should replace your air conditioning filter at least once every few months. Once a season is the ideal rhythm you’re looking for. This means that spring is an ideal time to pop a fresh filter in your system. This keeps your air conditioner clean and reduces the amount of strain on your system. You can avoid a lot of trouble just by doing this one task on a routine basis.
3. Not Updating Your Thermostat
Ideally, you should have a smart or Wi-Fi thermostat. HVAC professionals aren’t pushing these for no reason. You hear some many technicians suggest these systems because they really are great. An updated thermostat is going to save you time, energy, and money. It’s a small investment that has big payoff.
4. Blocking Your Vents
Is there anything blocking your air conditioning vents? Really take a moment to take inventory of your home. If there are pictures, large pieces of furniture, or even articles of clothing in front of any of your vents, you’re going to run into air conditioning issues. We want to help you prevent these problems.
5. Skipping Maintenance Appointments
You should always have an annual maintenance appointment for your HVAC system. In most homes, this is going to look like two appointment annually—one in the spring to prepare your home for summer and one in the fall to prepare your home for winter.
A grave AC mistake to make is skipping your spring appointment. If you’re the type that has your appointment get lost in the hustle and bustle of daily life, you might want to consider joining our maintenance program. We call to remind you to schedule.