We hope that you don’t have to work all summer, but you definitely want your air conditioner to! You want to keep your house cool all summer long, even if you’re away on summer vacation. We’ve given our tips for preparing your AC for summer, now here are some of our pro tips for making sure it stays working all summer.
Keep up the maintenance
Even if you’ve done your pre-summer maintenance, it’s not something you should just forget about. The best way to keep your AC system running efficiently all summer is to stay on top of regular maintenance. This can be as simple as checking the filters and other parts of your HVAC system on a regular basis, or you could go a step further and call in the professionals for a monthly check-up, for example.
If you’re away on summer vacation, you could ask a neighbor or family member to keep an eye on your HVAC system for you while you’re away. This way, if any obvious problems arise, you can get the AC repair that you need before the problem becomes worse.
Check the weather forecast
Extreme weather can take its toll on your AC system. If heavy rains or storms are forecast while you’re away, then it’s a good idea to prepare for this. Power outages and strong winds can do damage to your system. It’s a good idea to ask a neighbor to switch off your air conditioning before the storms are due, to minimize any damage.
Also, securing or removing any items from your yard that might blow away during strong winds will prevent them from damaging the exterior unit. You should get your neighbor to check your HVAC system after the weather has passed, making sure it is in good condition and switching it back on for you if it is.
Invest in a smart thermostat
Raising the temperature of your thermostat can help you save money and reduce the strain on your AC while you’re on vacation. But wouldn’t it be even better if you could control your thermostat the whole time you’re away, adjusting the thermostat based on the time of day and conditions?
A smart thermostat allows you to control the temperature of your home from your phone, wherever you are. They can also adjust based on the environment, such as the weather outside and the time of day. Using a smart thermostat will allow you to save money and keep your home comfortable all summer long. You can also set the temperature how you like it on your way home, so you’ll be coming home to a cool house.
Follow these tips to keep your AC working all summer without suffering from the energy bill that follows. And if you need summer AC maintenance or repair, get in touch with us today in Winston Salem, Clemmons, Lewisville, Advance, and surrounding communities in the Piedmont Triad.