Many of us are turning on the A/C for the first time and we want to know it’s going to work…and last through our long spring and summer season.
Let’s talk about all of the parts of a cooling system that should be checked out every year to ensure uninterrupted operation:
- Look at thermostat. How old is it? You could save money and energy by installing a newer smart Wi-Fi or programmable thermostat. Setting schedules or letting your t-stat learn your occupancy patterns so it can schedule itself can save you up to $200+ per year.
- Inspect your air vents around the house. If you see any dust, dirt or black stuff on the wall or ceiling vents, you may dirty ducts or even holes in your ducts whereby too much debris and pollutants are entering your living spaces and infecting your home. Order an air duct cleaning here. You may also have significant duct leakage and that is costing you significant on energy costs. We can seal the ductwork with our Aerosealing Learn more here:
- Make sure floor vents and lower vents aren’t covered. Remove any items that could block airflow, such as drapes, furniture or toys.
- Change your air filter. Air filters should be changed at least every other month. Or, if a specialty filter, then change as recommended by the manufacturer.
- Alaskafy the outdoor condenser unit. What’s that? Learn more here. We’ll check all operation of the outdoor A/C unit to ensure it is in good shape and ready for the cooling season. What you can do is to make sure there is no blockage near the equipment and clean the area around the unit. Leaves, vines or debris can block the interior components and affect performance.
- Understand when it’s time to retire your old air conditioning system. Air conditioners eventually just run out. Especially in our area of the country and intense heat. New A/C, heat pump, cooling system estimates from Alaskan Air Conditioning are free. Here’s what you get with an Alaskafied new installation. Call today to explore your new, high efficiency options.
In Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale and the surrounding areas, call Alaskan Air Conditioning and Heating at 602-529-5555 or in the Tucson area, call 520-815-5555.