Another hot Arkansas Summer is approaching. Are you ready? Our team of comfort specialists at DASH Heating & Cooling® are Central Arkansas’ leading specialists in central air repair service and heat pump repair, and we’re always a phone call away.
But there are a number of things that you can do on your own to maximize the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning systems. Now’s the time to prepare for the summer, and you can start with these tips.
1 Let it flow! Airflow blockage is one of of the most frequent problems in air conditioner performance, and also one of the most easily solved. Check all of your vents, and make sure they aren't blocked by furniture or household clutter. Clear leaves and debris from your outside unit, and make sure to prune back hedges or nearby vegetation.
2 Don’t make your unit work so hard! During the summer months, hardware store air filters should be changed on a monthly basis. You can also make a significant difference in the household temperature by drawing the curtains and placing household fans in high-traffic areas.
3 Consider a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats save you money by adjusting the household temperature during times when you are asleep or at work.
4 An ounce of prevention... Even if you’re not having a problem at the moment, even the most dependable units need a tune-up yearly. You should have your insulation and ductwork looked at every few years for potential problems, and have your refrigerant charge checked on an annual basis.
5 An upgrade may be more affordable than you think. Replacing your unit may feel like an extreme move, but it could actually pay for itself over a few years. The current generation of heating and air conditioning units are more affordable, more energy-efficient, and more environmentally-friendly than ever. And a new unit may also qualify you for a utility or manufacturer rebate.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to set up a free, no obligation inspection of your heating and air systems by one of our comfort specialists, click here, or give us a call at 501-224-3274. DASH Heating & Cooling® is the leading AC repair service in central Arkansas, and we’d love to add you to our long list of satisfied customers!