As we residents of eastern North Carolina move into the month of September, the outside temperatures are still warm enough to run the air conditioner.
Your cooling unit has gotten a good workout this summer. You probably began running it regularly in May — and odds are good that you haven’t turned it off since.
With all that wear and tear, your system may be running inefficiently, costing you more in electricity and potentially causing malfunctions.
Here are some tips for making sure your air conditioner keeps you cool until the dog days of summer are over.
* Install fresh batteries in the thermostat if you haven’t done so recently.
* Check to see that the thermostat is responding properly to programming. If it isn’t, the problem may lie either in the thermostat or in the air conditioning unit. Our HVAC technicians can diagnose and fix the problem.
* Change the air filter on the unit, if you haven’t done it this summer. A clean filter prevents strain on the HVAC motor and is more energy efficient.
* Clean the area around the outside HVAC cabinet. Sticks, leaves and pine straw can hinder the release of heat from the unit. It’s a good idea to hose down the exterior cabinet in addition to clearing debris at least a foot away from the unit.
* If you notice any problems with your air conditioner, call us immedately. Little problems may become big problems if you put off repairs. Sam Pollard & Son’s technicians repair all types and brands of units.
* Sam Pollard & Son offers preventative maintenance service contracts for residential HVACs. A technician will conduct scheduled check-ups to make sure your system is running properly.
Stay cool with Sam Pollard & Son!