5 ways to keep your AC unit running smoothly this summer

May 15, 2023

The summer heat can take a toll on simple activities, especially any outdoor activities. Thanks to climbing temperatures, everyone should take precautions when planning to be outdoors for an extended period of time. The same can be said about precautions and your HVAC system which is about to get a workout this summer. To avoid disaster, here are some tips to prevent a sweaty summer inside your home.

1. Change filters regularly

This seems like a no brainer, but most specialists recommend changing a filter every 30-days. Packaging usually says that filters will last “up to 3 months,” but that’s not attributing for the desert heat we live in. Changing the filter, even if it doesn’t look dirty, can increase its efficiency by reducing additional stress on the unit.

2. Create shade for the outdoor unit

We know that a shaded house makes for a cooler one. The same logic applies to your AC unit. Building a fence or planting hedges around your unit can make it easier for the unit to cool your house. The hotter the unit, the harder it works. However, be sure not to grow hedges too close to the unit, it still needs some breathing room!

3. Set your temperatures a few degrees warmer

We all wish our house was as cool as a movie theater, but the most efficient way to keep your unit running longer is to find a temperature you feel cool and not freezing. Don’t make that unit work overtime. It’ll also cut the cost of your bill. Who doesn’t want that?

4. Consider switching to a smart thermostat

New smart thermostats are helping people run their AC unit more efficiently without having to do anything. A smart thermostat adjusts the temperature setting when you’re gone and changes it back to your preferred setting before you get back home, helping your unit catch a break. You can also adjust it from your phone. This is the new age of AC!

5. Maintain regularly

Having a professional tune up your AC will benefit you and your wallet in the long run. Preventative maintenance by a professional can help avoid a complete breakdown in the future.

Our technicians at Yes! are prepared and equipped to handle any of your AC problems this season! For more information on how to keep your AC in tip-top shape, contact us to learn more or visit us online at https://www.theyesmancan.com/.

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Last Updated: May 24, 2024