One of the easiest ways to beat the heat this summer is with a well-maintained cooling system. The better you take care of the cooling system, the easier it is for the unit to cool your home. This results in more efficient cooling and lower energy bills. Weatherizing your Roxboro, North Carolina, home and paying a professional to clean your ducts are two ways to take good care of your cooling system.
Change the Air Filter
Check the air conditioner’s filter at least once a month. You can do this by holding it up toward the light. If no light passes through the filter, change it. Changing the air filter regularly is especially important during the cooling season because dust and allergens tend to circulate heavily. A clogged filter can aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms. Plus, since air can’t pass easily through the filter, it’s harder for the AC system to cool your home. As a result, you’ll strain your air conditioner, increasing your risk of higher energy bills and more frequent breakdowns.
Weatherize Your Home
The goal of a cooling system is to keep cold air inside your home and hot air outside for a comfortable home. Weatherizing your home helps the cooling system achieve this goal. Basic weatherization tips include sealing air leaks around windows and doors and adding insulation to ducts. Caulking and weatherstripping can seal air leaks around the windows and doors.
Invest in Maintenance
The AC system will work harder to achieve your desired temperature when it’s dirty. This is why you should have the AC cleaned on a regular basis by investing in maintenance. When an HVAC technician is cleaning the AC system, he will clean the condenser coils and wipe down the fan blades. By keeping the coils clean, this increases AC efficiency by making it easier for the cooling system to cool your home. This reduces your cooling expenses as well as wear and tear on the system.
Contact Regan & Son Heating & Air at 336-542-5188 to learn more about the benefits of a well-maintained cooling system. You can also schedule your next AC maintenance session with us.
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