The humidity is beginning to thicken and the cicadas are getting ready
to fill the air with their unmistakable sounds. As summer in Texas quickly
approaches, you need to ask yourself one very important question: is your
air conditioning system ready to handle the heat? Many home and business
owners put offer AC maintenance or service until they notice a problem.
While they may think this is saving them money, it can actually result
in more costly long-term repairs and energy bills. Don’t sweat it
out this summer! Instead, its time to make sure your AC is running as
efficiently and effectively as possible.
Tips for Getting Your AC Prepared for the Heat
Tom’s Mechanical, Inc. is here to provide the informative tips you
need to get your system blowing cool air in an efficient manner—even
on the hottest of days. Check out the section below for helpful insight
from our seasoned technicians!
Clean or Replace Your AC filters
It's easy to forget about this crucial component in the hustle and
bustle of daily life. If you haven’t replaced or cleaned out your
filter in a while, it could severely cut down on the efficiency of your
AC, making it work harder and less affordably.
Make Sure Your Air Conditioner Condenser Is Clean
Most condenser units are located outside, which means that debris, such
as leaves, twigs, dirt, and other unwanted objects can get stuck inside
the fan. This makes it harder for your AC system to work, which is why
a simple cleaning can be a huge help.
Seal Up Any Potential Air Leaks
While it’s your air conditioning system’s job to keep your
home cool, letting hot air in can sabotage its efforts. By sealing up
any potential air leaks in your home, you can help your system keep your
home cool with minimized effort.
Consider Getting More Insulation
When most people think of insulation, they imagine staying warm in the
winter. However, insulation can also do a great job of keeping cool air
in and hot air out. If there are holes in your insulation, it could just
make your AC system’s job more difficult.
Schedule a Summertime Tune-Up
While there are certainly some things homeowners can handle on their own,
it is important to know when to call in the professionals. Getting an
experienced HVAC technician in Arlington to take care of basic maintenance
and tune-up needs can go a long way during the hot summer months.
Looking for more helpful tips on how to maximize your air conditioning’s
efficiency and minimizing your monthly energy bills?
Call on us! We can perform a comprehensive energy audit at any time.