Officially, summer is going to be over in one short month. However, that certainly doesn’t mean we’ll all of a sudden be hit with cooler temperatures, or that we’ll get to stop using your our conditioning systems.
The end of summer is actually when air conditioners work the hardest, particularly if they are aging and struggling to do their job. Breakdowns are most common during this time of year, but there are steps you can take to prevent this. We’ve highlighted these steps below.
Schedule Prompt Repairs
When you hear a funky noise coming from your air conditioner cabinet, or you see moisture developing around your system, you may be tempted to put off scheduling repairs. Perhaps you think that you just have a few weeks left, so why bother? Unfortunately, ignoring problems can only make them worse. Be sure to call our professionals for repairs as soon as you notice something is amiss.
Change Your Air Filter
The air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system is something that many homeowners take for granted. These air filters need to be changed every 1–3 months so that the inside components of the HVAC system aren’t infiltrated with dirt, dust, and other debris that can harm them. Changing your air filter also ensures proper airflow throughout your home.
Switch to “Fan Only” Mode
What this does is circulate the already conditioned air throughout your home. You could compare this to having multiple ceiling fans on in your home at once. This takes the pressure off of your AC’s compressor and thus allows your air conditioning system to work less hard to do its job. Keep in mind that if you’re doing this because your AC compressor is making too much noise, it’s best to call for an inspection and possible repairs.
For quality air conditioning services throughout Ogden, UT and beyond, contact Rentmeister Total Home Service today.