Summer is giving way to fall here in Western New York. However, the weather remains warm so your home’s air conditioning system still needs to run so your home stays cool and comfortable.
By taking care of your air conditioning system today, you can help it run better tomorrow. In addition to saving money on energy bills, this will also prevent having to spend extra down the road on costly repairs.
Here are a few tips so you can keep your home comfortable until chillier weather arrives.
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably had your air conditioner running almost constantly this summer. That’s especially true if you work remotely. This is the time to put a stop to around-the-clock air conditioning usage and give your air conditioning system a break. Here are some ways you can do so without compromising comfort levels.
Turn up the thermostat setting. By programming your thermostat to 78 degrees instead of 74, your air conditioning will run less often, but you likely won’t feel much of a difference in comfort.
Open the windows. With temperatures falling, you can get natural cooling by opening the windows and letting air circulate in your home.
Use your ceiling fans. By circulating the air, you may be able to keep cool without needing to turn on the air conditioning.
There may be obstructions on or around the A/C unit that block airflow and cause damage to the unit, such as grass clippings from mowing the lawn, branches and twigs blown about during storms, already fallen leaves, and weeds sprouting. Clear anything off the unit and create a clear space around it.
If you’ve been using the same air filter all summer and haven’t changed it, now is the time to do so. Air filters should not be used for more than three months. If you have pets or someone in your home has allergies, asthma, or respiratory problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), they should be changed more frequently.
The NOCO service technicians can give your air conditioning system a thorough tune-up so it will be ready to go next spring. We can also let you know if your air conditioning is going to need replacing now or soon.
NOCO’s Maintenance Plans help you keep your air conditioning running in top shape and at its best possible energy efficiency. Each of our air conditioning Maintenance Plans include a complete annual maintenance tune-up. This allows us to spot and fix problems before they get worse. Also, many air conditioning parts are covered, and you get discounts on repair costs as well as priority service.
Contact NOCO today to schedule your end-of-summer air conditioning maintenance tune-up. And don’t forget to ask about our air conditioning Maintenance Plans!