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Summer-Ready A/C: 6 Steps to Prepare Your Unit for Maximum Efficiency


It’s about that time of year where the sun shines brighter and hotter than any other month and homeowners crank on their A/C. Proper A C maintenance can help ensure that your A/C is running efficiently and effectively, keeping your home cool and comfortable all summer long. In this blog post, we'll explore some tips to help you get your A/C summer-ready so you don’t have to sweat it this cooling season.

1. Clean or Change your Air Filters

Your A/C system works in overdrive to clean and remove dirt, allergens and dust from your air. The system can become clogged over a period of time if it is not being maintained. This can make it harder to cool your home and can cause breathing problems and sickness. It is recommended to change your air filter every three months and more often if you have pets or allergies.

This form of regular A C maintenance service will help keep your air clean. When your technician from Admiral comes to your home, they will provide correct and exceptional A C unit maintenance. This A C maintenance cost of changing the filter, is very affordable and may solve problems your unit may be having.

2. Check the Thermostat and Condenser Unit

Consider upgrading to a newer and more programmable thermostat if you have an A/C unit that is an older model. Customizable thermostats can help you save energy by automatically calibrating your temperature to what is necessary for the current temperature. You can also program your thermostat to not use as much energy when the home is empty. This will help energy efficiency and cost savings.

The condenser unit is located outside and is responsible for releasing the heat that your A/C system removes from the air inside your home. Before it starts getting warm, check the condenser unit outside of your home and remove any dust or debris that has accumulated around it to improve air flow.

3. Clean the Evaporator Coils

The coils inside your A/C system are an essential part of heat absorption and the effectiveness of airflow in your home. After a period of time, the coils can become clogged and dirty which will decrease the airflow and make toure unit work harder than it needs to. To combat this, have a professional at Admiral clean your coils and do an inspection to ensure they are working properly. Our hvac technicians know how to do it best.

Our technicians will carefully check each part of your units including the heat exchange, flame sensor, condenser coils, circuit board, and blower motor. These and other important parts of your units, will be carefully inspected and cleaned. With regular air conditioner maintenance, your unit will be performing at it's best!

4. Install a Programmable Thermostat

Looking to save money this summer? One way to do this is by installing a programmable thermostat! Although this will be an investment, the energy savings will pay off over time. You can program the thermostat to adjust the temperature based on your schedule, so your A/C isn't working harder than it needs to be.

This is a nice feature for homeowners who don’t want to think about programming their thermostat and want it to stay on a specific schedule all year long. Did you know that the process of heating and cooling your home can use up to half of your home energy budget? A programmable thermostat that is used properly can save up to 10 percent in annual heating and cooling costs.

5. Consider an Upgrade

A new AC system can provide significant energy savings over time, helping to offset the cost of the new unit. Modern AC systems often come with advanced controls and features. Innovative technology, such as smart thermostats and the zoning capabilities can make for a much more comfortable and controllable environment.

Sometimes an air conditioning repair isn't enough and your unit needs to be replaced. Upgrades provide improved indoor air quality. Newer systems use better filtration technology and are less prone to leaks. They are better at preventing pollutants and contaminants from entering your home's air supply. Upgrading your AC system can increase the value of your home, making it a worthwhile investment.

6. Schedule a Maintenance Check with the Pros

Having a professional technician like Admiral perform a maintenance check can help ensure that your system is in good working condition. The tune up cost will help prevent major issues or repair costs in future. Our technicians can give you a free estimate on a repair or perform annual maintenance on your air conditioner. For more information on requesting a service, click here.

Conclusion

Get your AC ready for summer to ensure your comfort and save energy. If you want to get your AC system ready for summer, regular maintenance is the first step! If you want a free estimate on maintenance or a repair, contact a professional like Admiral Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.

Remember hvac maintenance costs will save you money and time. Make sure your unit is functioning properly by scheduling an appointment with us today!

Our highly trained, licensed, and insured technicians have over 60 years of experience. They will identify the problem, explain the repair process, and follow through. Professionals at Admiral should be used for your ac maintenance and service. Our services come with a 100% service guarantee and a ten-year warranty.

Our technicians are also fully certified for furnace repairs, plumbing services, water heater installation and sump pump installation. Choose Admiral, the best heating and air conditioning technicians and plumbers in Salt Lake City!


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