While you may have turned the page in your calendar to September, you know there’s still some summer left in southwestern Connecticut. And that means you may still be using your home’s air conditioning system to keep your home comfortable during the day.
We have some tips to help you keep it running smooth, and have it ready for the summer of 2020… because it’ll be here before you know it!
If you are still running the A/C like it’s a July heat wave, you’re overworking the system and wasting energy. Use ceiling fans or open the windows when you need air circulating more than cooling. Raise the temperature on the thermostat, as well. This is a good time to upgrade your thermostat. The professionals at Rural Fuels can help you choose the right one for your home, including smart thermostats that allow you to adjust temperatures via your smartphone!
Grass clippings from lawn-mowing, stray twigs, weeds, and assorted debris may be blocking the air flow in your air conditioner unit. Check it closely and clear the area around the unit.
If you haven’t cleaned your condenser coils all summer, you may be forcing your A/C to work harder at cooling your home thanks to mildew and moisture buildup. While you’re doing it, check the condensate drain for clogs.
Between vacations, beach days, family get-togethers, youth sports and everything else you’ve done this summer, changing the filter on your air conditioning system may have slipped your mind. If you have an average size suburban home, you should be changing it at least every 90 days, and more frequently if you have pets and/or someone with allergies in your home. Putting a fresh filter in helps your A/C run more efficiently.
This is a great time to have us perform maintenance on your air conditioning system. Our pros can check on your A/C’s performance, inspect the system closely, and arrange any needed repairs. And, if your A/C system is ready to be upgraded, we can help you with choosing and installing a new system while our availability is still open – before things get busy!
Schedule your air conditioning service now with Rural Fuels, and keep your system in tip-top shape for the end of summer 2019, and when summer comes back around again next year!