Summers come quickly in Las Vegas. Checklists are always a good idea for maintenance and/or repairs for anything, including your HVAC system. If you’re planning to stick around for the summer and do things in town, you’ll want to make sure your air conditioner will work when you need it! Your air conditioner has a big job ahead of itself to keep your family comfortable when those temperatures start rising. Common summer problems include an AC that isn’t blowing cool air or start making a hissing sound. Now is the ideal time to get your air conditioner ready. If you don’t take steps to prepare, you may have an uncomfortable summer with a problematic air conditioner, a complete failure or costly repairs.
Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Summer
1. Change the air filters. The number one best thing you can do for your air conditioner is to replace filters as needed. Dirty air filters can make an air conditioner freeze up and when air conditioners are running more, there will be more debris coming through the filter. If too much debris gets trapped in the filter it makes air flow more difficult. Change air filters as soon as they look dirty to ensure the air will flow freely. Otherwise, your AC will have to work harder and could breakdown on you.
2. Know how old your central air conditioner is. Determining if your air conditioner is up for the challenge at keeping you cool this summer will depend on how old it is. This includes the ductwork it’s attached to as well. If you’ve determined that your air conditioner is more than 15 years old, you should really consider a newer, more efficient model. You’ll pay less for repairs and save on energy usage in the long run. Power bills always seeming to be in the rise, so it’s a smart choice to replace your old unit with a newer one.
3. Hire an experienced HVAC technician for a check-up. Just like maintaining a car will make it last longer so will maintaining your air conditioner. Summers can be pretty brutal in Las Vegas so take the time to hire professionals to inspect you unit and give it a tune-up. Tune-ups will check all the components of your air conditioner to make everything is working as effectively and efficiently as possible.
4. Consider a whole home energy audit. To further you prep work for the summer, think about getting a whole home energy audit to ensure your home is sealed and insulated properly to prevent the cool air you’re paying for from leaking out. Window replacement can do wonders for keeping cool air in your home and will also ensure your air conditioner isn’t working any harder than it needs to be. Plus, you’ll save money!
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Don’t wait for that first heat wave to hit before realizing you might have a problem. Professionals can spot minor problems that can be fixed to avoid more costly ones in the future. Follow the checklist and call Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule a tune-up today!