The summer season has almost arrived, and we are again going to rely more and more on our air conditioners to maintain the temperature of our homes and to lead a comfortable and stress-free life.
However, if you haven’t prepared your AC for the upcoming season, it can cause problems or break down unexpectedly. You can follow these five tips approved by contractors who provide AC repair in Palm Desert to ensure your AC works efficiently.
Tips to avoid AC repairs
Insulate your roof and attic
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, insulating your home can save you 10-20% on your annual bills. While most homeowners insulate their walls and ceilings, they rarely remember to insulate their attic or roof. Leaving these can result in maximum energy loss and can easily increase the temperature of your home. Insulating your roof is one of the best ways to ensure the energy isn’t wasted and your AC doesn’t feel the extra load.
Clean debris near the outdoor unit
Most homeowners forget about their outdoor AC unit. This unit is responsible for providing clean air to your home. However, during winter and fall when the AC remains unused, debris piles up around the outdoor unit. This decreases the efficiency of the unit and can cause a rise in the electricity bill. Before calling a technician for repairs, make sure you’ve cleaned out all the debris around this unit.
Get a cover for your outdoor unit
Covers for outdoor units can easily be bought online, at your local Walmart or from your contractor. These covers make sure that no grass clippings, hair, leaves or twigs go inside your outdoor compressor and clog it up. These covers can easily save you from spending several hundred dollars in repairs and maintenance every year. The best way to clean these covers is to remove them and put them in the washer after you’ve clipped your grass.
Get tune-up done
Instead of waiting around for your AC to break down or display malfunctioning symptoms, get a tune-up service before summer starts. The technician will check all the filters and ducts which haven’t been used in the winter months and make sure they’re in good shape.
Get a smart thermostat
Smart thermostats have become increasingly popular because of their efficiency. Unlike traditional thermostats, which require you to increase or decrease the temperature every time the house feels warm or cool, smart thermostats have a built-in sensor that will do this for you. Additionally, most smart thermostats are programmed to increase efficiency and reduce electricity bills.
While these tips will help you in the long run, it is always a good idea to have a contractor on your speed dial. At All Valley Air, AC & Heating, we are a family-owned HVAC service with over 35 years of providing air conditioning repair in Palm Desert and the surrounding areas.
You can find out more about our long list of services on our website https://www.cvallvalleyair.com/ or by calling them on (760) 259-1927