With fall approaching fast, this is the right time to take some simple steps to ensure that your AC unit is ready for the new season.
Clean or Replace Your Filters
Being diligent with your filters is one of the simplest ways to ensure that your AC runs smoothly all year long, and fall is no exception. You can rest assured your work will pay off: replacing a dirty or clogged filter can lower your AC energy consumption by 5% to 15%.
Adjust Your Thermostat
Fall means that cooler temperatures are just around the corner, so you may want to change the settings on your thermostat. As you figure out your new settings, remember that you can save up to 10% in heating and cooling by simply turning back your thermostat 7o-10o F from its normal setting for eight hours a day.
Remove Debris From the Condenser Unit
In most cases, dirt, leaves, and other debris accumulate around your condenser unit during the summer. Removing this buildup improves airflow and helps your AC works more efficiently
Schedule a Maintenance Appointment
While there’s a lot you can do to prepare your AC for the fall season, your fall preparation plans preparation won’t be complete without some routine maintenance provided by a professional who will do some of the following:
- Check refrigerant levels
- Check for refrigerant leaks
- Check for duct leaks
- Measure airflow
- Inspect electric components
- Oil motors and belts
- Among others
More AC Tips and Ideas
These are some previous posts you can check out for more ideas, and interesting facts about your air conditioning system:
- 4 Reasons to replace your AC filters frequently
- How to tell when it’s time to replace your Air Conditioning
- 9 Common HVAC Terms You Should Know
- 4 Benefits of programmable thermostats
- What does HVAC stand for? (and other useful ac terms)
Need Help Repairing Your AC in San Antonio, Texas?
When it comes to installing, repairing, maintaining, and replacing all brands of residential HVAC in San Antonio Texas, Zero Heating and Refrigeration is your best option. We are located at 4142 Hickory Sun, San Antonio, Texas. Contact us today using our website, by telephone (210-900-0824), or through our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter and to schedule a repair or to get a free estimate. We also offer financing plans for your convenience!