It’s all finished: you have a new AC installed in your home, giving you the comfort you want. The hard part of getting your air conditioning installation in your Middletown, KY home is complete, but the story doesn’t stop here. You want to get the most out of your new air conditioner. Here are some simple steps you can take to make sure you have an AC working for you to the best of its ability.
AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning wants to help you get the best cooling performance possible from your air conditioner. If you have questions or want to schedule maintenance, contact us.
Regularly change the air filter: The air filter helps keep your air conditioner clean: it traps dust, dirt, and other pollutants that could potentially damage interior components if they got through. The filter also keeps those contaminants out of your indoor air. But a clogged filter can’t do the job well, so change the filter once a month during the height of the cooling season. During the times you use your AC less, change the filter every three to four months.
Don’t set your thermostat too low: A new air conditioner can give you crisp and cool temperatures, but you don’t need to press it down to the lowest setting to get the most comfort from it. In fact, you’ll put extra strain on the system and raise your electricity bills if you keep it set too low. Most people can be comfortable indoors at 78°. By raising the temperature a mere six degrees, from 72° to 78°, you will save approximately 18% on your energy costs, according to the EPA.
Schedule regular maintenance: You newly installed AC may seem like it could run forever without trouble, but it will still need regular tune-ups to prevent repair needs and unnecessary wear and tear. We recommend a yearly maintenance visit from a trained technician, who will check your air conditioning system for any repair needs and clean it so it functions efficiently for you. This will add up to a longer lifespan and lower electricity bills.
If you follow this guide, you will be on your way to years of refreshing cool temperatures in your home. If you have any questions in Middletown, KY, about air conditioning installation, give AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning a call. We’re confident enough in our work to offer a “Fixed Right or It’s FREE!”™ guarantee.