Prepare Your Home for Warmer Weather With These 3 Tips
If you’re a homeowner, there are three things you need to do this spring to make sure your air conditioner turns on when you need it to and runs smoothly all summer.
The Lancaster Brothers team of air conditioning experts put together this helpful 3-step checklist to get your home on track for warmer weather. Be ready for the heat by following this list:
1. Replace Dirty Filters
Your heating and cooling system’s filter should be changed every month. Why? Your filter removes the dust, dirt, pet hair, and other debris from the air that’s filtered through your home. These particles accumulate quickly, and when they do, they dirty the filter. A dirty filter cannot collect as many particles, causing your system to slow down, or even stop operating.
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2. Improve Indoor Air Quality
Spring is allergy season. If you have allergy sufferers in your home, we recommend improving the indoor air quality. Installing a PureAir Purification System will help immensely.
This system is the only single indoor air quality system that addresses all three classes of indoor air contaminants – small, breathable particles such as pollen, dirt, and dust, airborne contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, and mold spores, and vapor contaminants such as odors and chemicals.
Related Read: How the Heck Can I Breathe Easier in my Own Home?
3. Get an Air Conditioning Tune-Up
Tune-ups are an absolute must before heading into full-time air conditioner season. They help your AC unit work more efficiently. When your unit is working at its peak efficiency, energy bills are lower.
And let’s face it, who doesn’t want lower energy bills? The U.S. Department of Energy reports that heating and cooling costs account for about 48% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home. This percentage makes it the largest energy expense for the average home. There are many other good reasons to get an AC Tune-Up including:
Avoid Unwanted Breakdowns
Like a car, your air conditioner needs to be tuned up regularly to ensure it operates properly. Our technicians use tune-ups to help identify problem areas with your air conditioner as well. Finding these issues early on and taking care of them sooner rather than later will help you avoid a breakdown on the hottest day of the year.
Lower Utility Bills
Regular maintenance on both your home’s furnace and air conditioner will keep your equipment running efficiently. When it is running at its peak efficiency, it is using less energy, saving you money on energy bills. The team at Lancaster Brothers follows an extensive checklist to ensure everything is tightened, oiled, and working properly.
Extend the Life of Your System
Air conditioners and furnaces are a significant investment for homeowners. Taking care of your equipment with an annual tune-up helps to keep your system in good condition, ensuring that you will get the most out of your investment.
Keep Small Problems from Becoming Costly Ones
Regular tune-ups will catch small problems before they cause larger, more expensive problems. For instance, say your fan is loose. During a tune-up, a quick tightening of the screws solves the problem. However, if nothing is done, vibrations will loosen the screws even more and your fan could come loose and do damage to surrounding pieces. No one wants that to happen.
Schedule Your Air Conditioner Maintenance Today
Make sure you’re ready for spring by taking care of all of these issues with one phone call to Lancaster Brothers Heating and Cooling. We are able to schedule appointments up to eight weeks out to ensure that you get the dates and timeframes that best fit your schedule.
Lancaster Brothers proudly installs Lennox furnace and air conditioning systems. Contact us for current rebates and special financing for qualified homeowners.