The weather is not exactly warm, so you are likely not using your air conditioner right now. But it is never too early to inspect your residential or commercial air conditioner for damage and to ensure proper efficiency—after all, you used it just a few short months ago and may not have performed an end-of-the-season system check. With that in mind, here are some suggestions from the pros that can help you to check your cooling system and determine whether you need air conditioning repair in Cleveland, TN before the warm weather returns:
- Check your air filter: Not only can checking your filter ensure a working air conditioner, but if your HVAC is a combined system (both air conditioner and heater), then the air is likely filtering through the same filter, regardless of the season. This means it needs to be replaced every one to three months, depending on the kind of filter you are using. Thoroughly clean reusable filters to ensure that dirt, dust, mold, pollen and other air contaminants are eliminated before you turn the system back on.
- Look over the A/C unit: Your air conditioning unit is on the outside of your home, either somewhere on the side of the house or bolted to the roof. Make sure it is free and clear of green debris all around and on top, inspect the fan for damage and wipe off debris like grass clippings, mud and leaves from the outside of the unit.
- Give it a spin: A way to avoid being left hot and miserable—and with costly air conditioning repair bills come summer—is to make sure that the system works, even during the offseason. When left alone for too long, some A/C problems can actually get worse. But caught early, problems can get fixed before cold indoor air is needed. Another reason to give it a spin during the cooler months to check for problems is because air conditioning technicians are more readily available, particularly when compared to the demand for A/C repair when the weather is hot.
- Upgrade to a programmable thermostat: Another thing you can benefit from in the winter and summer is installing a programmable thermostat. It’s a device that lets you automatically save indoor temperature settings for multiple times throughout the day. This is especially great when you are not home to manually adjust the temperature. So, whether your thermostat needs to be repaired or your old manual one needs replacing, consider the convenience of upgrading to a programmable thermostat.
By completing a thorough check of your air conditioning unit and its components now, you will have less maintenance to do later. You may even discover an HVAC issue that could impact the operation of your heater during the current winter months. Furthermore, your actions may just help you avoid having to spring for expensive air conditioning repair in Cleveland, TN come summer.
For cooler or heating system repairs, the team at Higdon Heating & Air LLC has you covered. Contact us with questions or to schedule an appointment today!