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Preparing Your AC for Spring and Summer

Published on: April 25, 2012

Take some time to prepare your air conditioner for spring and summer now, so you can enjoy fun in the sun without worrying about keeping your home cool. Use these tips to get your air conditioner ready for warm spring and summer weather.

Replace the air filter and you will enjoy increased efficiency and less chance of needing AC service and repair. Mark your calendar each month so you will remember to change your air filter every 30 days during heavy use, or consider a new programmable thermostat with a dirty filter alert.

Schedule a tune-up with a professional AC service and repair company. Your air conditioner will be more likely to run well this summer and not require inconvenient AC service and repair. Additionally, your system will run more efficiently when it is maintained.

If your air conditioner is old, you might be experiencing frequent problems that require AC service and repair. Couple this with high energy bills due to an older, less efficient air conditioner, and it might be time to consider upgrading to a new, high efficiency air conditioner. If you are considering an air conditioning replacement, spring is a great time to schedule an appointment with a local HVAC company for an estimate.

If you do not have a programmable thermostat in your home, consider having one installed this spring. A programmable thermostat will allow you to keep your home at a constant, comfortable temperature. You can also save on your cooling bills this spring and summer by setting the air conditioning temperature higher when you will not be home. Your home will remain cool only when needed, and your energy bills will be lower.

Finally, consider making energy efficient upgrades to your home that will help your air conditioner cool more effectively. Adding insulation, replacing old windows with new, dual pane ones or installing energy saving window coverings are all ways to prepare your home for warm spring and summer weather.