Be Ready For Air Conditioning Season
Summer is almost here which means it’s time for you and your home to get ready for air conditioning season.
Though it may not seem like it due to the recent whether we’ve been having in Ontario, the summer season is almost here. You and your home should be ready to welcome the summer before it arrives. This not only means buying a new bottle of sunscreen, but also to make sure that your home appliances are in check. Your air conditioner will be of great importance to the comfort of your family during those hot and humid days. With air conditioning season quickly approaching, you should certainly check up on your AC to ensure it’s ready for use. Getting your AC ready for the summer should include an annual maintenance appointment with a professional HVAC technician as well as some general maintenance which you can perform yourself.
Replace your home’s air filters
When your furnace or AC system are used daily, the air filters collect all kinds of dust, debris, and any other form of airborne particles. Because of this, the air filters get clogged which can greatly reduce your HVAC system’s efficiency. Clogged filters mean that there is contaminated air entering through your air ducts and also causes for some damage to be done to your HVAC system. By scheduling an appointment with an HVAC technician, they will change these filters just in time for air conditioning season. Changing them on an annual or biannual basis is certainly NOT enough to keep your system running efficiently. You should change your air filters at least once every two months. Replacing these filters is very easy and can be done by you or any adult in your household.
Clean your air conditioning system
Cleaning the area around your air conditioner will keep unwanted debris out of the system. By cleaning the system we do not mean cleaning it’s interior, that is the technician’s job. Some general maintenance of the surrounding area of your AC unit is what you should be concerned with doing prior to air conditioning season. Get rid of any debris that may be stuck to the AC unit and cut the grass around the area. Some simple, general maintenance such as mowing the lawn around your AC unit will keep the system running in tip-top shape for longer than it would otherwise.
Change your thermostat batteries
It’s a frequent occurrence that a homeowner believes that their AC isn’t working, but the problem is really due to the fact that their thermostat batteries ran out. You don’t want to call an HVAC technician to your home just to find out that all you had to do was change the batteries. It’s easy to avoid such an unnecessary mistake. Prior to air conditioning season is a great time to change your thermostat batteries and we advise that you do so if it has been a while since their last replacement.
Keep cool by blocking out the sun
When it’s already scorching heat outdoors the last thing you would want is for your home to be just as hot and humid. The sunlight entering through your windows can heat up your home and cause your AC system to work harder than it needs to. This problem can be solved by using window shades or blackout curtains to keep the sun out and the cool air in. Furthermore, this will also keep your floors and furniture out of reach from the sun to avoid sun fading. Blackout curtains and window shades can improve the longevity of the furniture in your home.
The benefits of an annual AC maintenance appointment
A maintenance appointment may be exactly what you need before air conditioning season gets any closer. A professional HVAC technician will tune up your system which will make your AC system run up to 30% more efficiently. Therefore, you will experience added comfort in your home and more money in your pocket due to the reduced payments on your utility bill. An HVAC technician will also be able to diagnose any problems which you may be having with your system and provide you with the perfect solution. DeMark Home Ontario is here to help you get your HVAC system prepared for air conditioning season. If you’re in need of an AC maintenance appointment, we’re exactly who you should come to.
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If you have any further questions regarding your preparation for air conditioning season of any of your other HVAC concerns, don’t hesitate to contact DeMark Home Ontario. We offer air conditioning service as well as replacement if you’re experiencing any problems with your current air conditioning system. Our highly trained and experienced technicians are more than prepared to assist you with any of your air conditioner problems. We provide efficient and quick air conditioner replacement and service done by our team of HVAC professionals. Give us a call at 1 (855) 998-2998 or fill out our online request form and we will be happy to assist you with your request.