Summer will be right here before you know it, and we know how hot Texas summers can be. Here at Texas Made, we will work hard for you and your AC system to make sure it is in tip top shape for the summer heat. Here are some hints to get your AC summer ready. Change or clean your filter, this is something you should be in the habit of doing every couple of months. It stops dust and dander from re circulating throughout your house, and prevents your AC having to work harder to do its job.
Visit your outside condenser and make sure that new spring and summer foliage isn’t blocking any of the equipment. Take some time to clear away debris and clean the outside equipment with a cloth, removing dust and dirt. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can look over your fan belt on the outside unit and see if it needs to be adjusted, or just look for any obvious damage or aging that could potentially lead to a problem.
Some consumers like to have their ductwork cleaned by a professional before summer arrives. This is to ensure there is no dust and dirt buildup in non-visible areas, and to be assured there is no water damage or natural wear and tear. The ductwork that is not hidden behind your ceilings and walls can be wiped down with a cloth. If you feel more comfortable having a professional perform a summer tune up on your AC, please reach out to us at Texas Made and we would love to help you.
Texas Made Air Conditioning and Heating in Granbury Texas loves to help their customers be more comfortable and save money. Here are some tips to achieve both goals. Be sure to have your HVAC system checked by a professional at least once a year. This will ensure it is working properly and efficiently. This means you can have peace of mind knowing your system won’t break down.
You also have ensured your power bills won’t be high because of an inefficient system that is dirty or continues to cycle on and off, working harder than it should. Replace your filter every couple of months. This helps prevent breakdowns and ensures you are breathing fresh air and not recycling pet dander and dust when your HVAC system is on.
Filters are inexpensive and can be found at most hardware stores. Experiment with your thermostat settings, see if you are still comfortable when it is adjusted by a degree or two. If your comfort levels remain the same, then continue to use your new temperature settings knowing that you could be saving up to 4 percent on energy savings. Installing a thermostat that can be programmed via an app on your phone can help you save even more money.
If your HVAC system is over ten to fifteen years old you may consider replacing it with a more energy efficient model that functions better, therefore saving you money and increasing your comfort. If you decide to upgrade, or have questions about what HVAC systems are on the market, give us a call at Texas Made Air Conditioning and Heating, we are more than happy to answer your questions.