Keeping Cool All Year Residential AC Tips

Prepare for the Sizzling Summer

As the warm weather approaches, it’s essential to ensure your residential air conditioning system is ready to keep your home comfortable. Here are some tips to help you get ready for the summer:

  • Schedule a professional tune-up: A routine maintenance check by an ATS Mechanical technician can identify and resolve any potential issues, ensuring your AC unit runs efficiently.
  • Change the air filters: Clogged filters can restrict airflow and strain your system, leading to higher energy bills and premature wear. Replace them every few months for optimal performance.
  • Clear any obstructions: Remove any debris, plants, or objects that may be blocking the outdoor unit’s airflow.

Energy-Saving Strategies

Keeping your home cool during the summer doesn’t have to break the bank. Consider these energy-saving tips:

  • Programmable thermostat: Setting your thermostat a few degrees higher when you’re away can significantly reduce energy consumption.
  • Seal and insulate: Ensure your home is well-insulated and seal any air leaks to prevent cool air from escaping.
  • Window treatments: Use curtains, blinds, or shades to block direct sunlight, reducing the heat gain in your home.

When to Consider a Replacement

Even with proper maintenance, aging air conditioning systems may need to be replaced. Here are some signs that it’s time to invest in a new unit:

  • Age: Most AC units have a lifespan of 10-15 years. If your system is approaching or exceeding this age, it may be time for an upgrade.
  • Frequent repairs: If you’re constantly calling for repairs, it may be more cost-effective to replace the system rather than continuing to patch it up.
  • Energy inefficiency: Newer models are designed to be more energy-efficient, which can save you money on utility bills in the long run.

ATS Mechanical is here to assist you with all your residential air conditioning needs, from routine maintenance to complete system replacements. Contact us today to ensure your home stays cool and comfortable all summer long.