Broken AC Can Spoil a Get-together Fast
Spring is the time for family and friends to get together and celebrate numerous occasions, such as graduations, weddings, baby showers, and bridal showers. Spring brings on warmer temperatures and increased humidity devastating to your HVAC system, which may ruin your gathering.
Before sending out your invitations, call the trusted HVAC professionals of Gainesville Mechanical to service air conditioners, heat pumps, or other cooling systems. Your guests will remain comfortable and cool indoors when your system is operating efficiently regardless of the weather outside.
Service Air Conditioners Early
Many homeowners wait until the summer hits before scheduling service on their air conditioners. By waiting, homeowners are forced to squeeze a service call into their already busy schedule and the packed schedule of HVAC technicians.
Residents should service air conditioners and heat pumps early to avoid the rush of the season and other homeowners. You will have more options on when the service can be performed and not feel stressed about your cooling system going out during your parties and celebrations.
Performing routine HVAC service on air conditioners, heat pumps, and other cooling systems catches problems early, which can improve the performance when the temperatures spike. Your cooling system will perform more efficiently and experience fewer breakdowns when it’s serviced early. A more efficient cooling system will last longer and provide your home with improved indoor air quality, resulting in fewer health issues for you and your family.
Additional Tactics to Boost Cooling Efficiency
Aside from servicing your air conditioning system, there are other methods to keep your home cool and increase the efficiency of your unit, such as:
- Upgrade your thermostat:
Older thermostats aren’t as efficient as newer programmable models. Upgrading your thermostat can improve communication between your thermostat and your air conditioner, increasing your cooling system’s efficiency and providing you with more control over your indoor temperature. You can preset temperature settings for when you are asleep, home, away, and on vacation. Utilizing your thermostat to fit with your schedule gives your air conditioning unit much-needed breaks throughout the day and night.
- Checking your air filter monthly:
The air filter is responsible for trapping and eliminating dirt, dust and other particles in your home. When the filter is dirty or clogged, it stops working effectively and the pollutants in your home escape filtration. Dust, debris and dirt move throughout your ductwork and system, building up over time and forcing your cooling system to work harder to provide ideal temperatures in your home. Check your air filter once a month and replace it if you notice clogs or excess dirt compromising the filter’s performance.
- Utilize ceiling fans:
Ceiling fans help circulate cool air through your home during spring and summer months. By using ceiling fans, your cooling system can have a much-needed break during the day without sacrificing comfort. They are even useful during the winter months by reversing the blade direction to circulate warm air throughout your house.
- Cover your windows:
When guests arrive, consider closing blinds or drawing the shades in rooms with direct sunlight exposure. This will allow your home to remain cool without thermal energy gain indoors increasing the temperature.
- Check your outdoor unit:
Your outdoor unit is bombarded by leaves, twigs and other debris which compromise its performance. Trees and shrubs should be kept at least two feet from the outdoor unit to help control the amount of damaging debris and provide proper airflow to the equipment. Keep the debris under control by clearing away anything with the potential to restrict airflow and force your unit to work harder to keep your home cool, especially during the peak hours of the day.
Schedule service on your air conditioner early to prevent surprise malfunctions and breakdowns when the summer heat arrives. Call Gainesville Mechanical for your one-stop shop to service air conditioners, heat pumps, and other HVAC equipment this spring. Our NATE-certified technicians know the ins and outs of your cooling system and will ensure it operates smoothly for all your spring and summer parties!