With August coming to a close in a few short weeks, many are wondering how to get the most out of their cooling system before turning it off for the year. How do you save money on cooling costs? How do you make sure your air conditioner is as efficient as possible? At Team Harding, we believe in helping customers get the most out of their air conditioning, so here are a few tips to keep in mind as summer slowly comes to an end.
Don’t Forget To Change The Filter
A dirty filter doesn’t just affect the quality of your air, it also affects the efficiency and strength of your air conditioner. If the airflow of your system is being blocked by dust and debris, your air conditioner has to work harder to produce the same amount of cool air that it normally would. Ideally, you should be changing your air conditioner’s filter every 90 days, so if it’s been a while since your last swap, don’t hesitate to do it now.
Keep Your Home Cool And Dark
By closing your blinds and curtains during the day, you’re blocking the sun’s light from baking the interior of your house. We recommend that you limit the amount of direct sunlight that enters your house, especially when you’re not at home; this will help your air conditioner take a break and work more efficiently. Out of all of our August air conditioning tips, simply closing your blinds is by far the easiest!
Check Your Floor Vents And Registers
We recommend that you check any vents throughout your home once every thirty days to make sure that there is nothing obstructing them. It’s very easy for dust, dirt, hair, and other small objects to block your vents, causing your air conditioner to struggle to distribute cool air evenly throughout your home. This is particularly important if you have small children or pets in your residence, as toys are a common blockage culprit.
Schedule Preventative Maintenance
One of the most vital tips we can give you for getting the most of your air conditioner in the late summer is to make sure you schedule annual preventative maintenance for your system. The end of August through the beginning of September is the perfect time to schedule your preventative maintenance because you can ensure that your system is performing well enough to last until the fall and winter, and can continue to work efficiently when you turn it back on next summer.
Get the most out of your air conditioner this summer and for many summers to come
by contacting Team Harding to schedule your annual AC maintenance.
Harding Heating and Air Conditioning has proudly served Ottawa’s home comfort needs for 25 years. We are a locally owned and operated business committed to providing the best service possible to our clients.
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