Deciding to Seek Help For Your AC Unit

By the time you finally get into bed at night, you might not want nothing more than to watch a fun television show in your cool, air conditioned master bedroom. Unfortunately, if you are experiencing trouble with your air conditioner, you might find yourself in a stuffy, uncomfortable space instead. However, air conditioning trouble doesn't have to come as a surprise. If you can learn to recognize the signs of trouble early, you might be able to call in the professionals before things turn sour. On my blog, you will be able to read through loads of helpful information on HVAC, so that you can detect trouble before it ruins your sleep.

Three Maintenance Tips To Help Reduce AC Energy Consumption As Autumn Approaches

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With the leaves falling off the trees, you can be sure that autumn will soon be here. The cold weather may not be here yet though, and many homes still need cooling. This does not mean that you cannot reduce energy consumption. With some simple maintenance and operation tips, you can greatly reduce cooling costs as the summer months wind to an end. Here are some tips to help you do maintenance to your AC, reduce energy consumption, and start preparing to shut the AC off:

1. Reduce The Times You Use Your System And Open Your Windows

As the weather begins to change, you will not need to use your AC as much. During the nights it is often cool, which is a good time to turn the system off and open windows. This can make a big different on the amount of energy your air conditioner uses to cool your home. Open windows will let hot air out and the cool air in. Make sure to only open windows in the cooler mornings and evenings and turn the AC off. 

2. The Last Filter Change And Inspecting System For Problems

One of the most important maintenance tasks that air conditioners need is changing the filter. As autumn approaches, change your filter for the last time to prepare it for the winter months. You may want to do this once at the end of summer, and then again when you turn off your AC for winter. When doing this, look for any problems with your AC that may need to be addressed before next year, such as loose wires and dirty coils. If necessary call out an ac repair technician. 

3. Cleaning The Heat Pump And Keeping It Free Of Debris

The heat pump is the outdoor unit, which tends to get really dirty during the autumn months. Leaves and debris that get into the unit can cause your system to work harder to cool your home. If you want your system to work more efficiently during the fall months, blow leaves out regularly and keep the heat pump free of debris. You can use a leaf blower to blow out leaves and a garden hose to clean the heat exchanger.

These are some of the things you can do to prepare your AC for the end of summer and reduce your energy costs. If you need help with maintenance and repairs, contact an HVAC contractor to help with the service your air conditioner needs.

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25 August 2015