Here in Shreveport, it’s important to take care of your air conditioner. Temperatures and relative humidity levels can get absurd and often our air conditioners are the first line of defense. They take care of us, keep us happy, and they make our lives easier.
However, when looking at taking care of your air conditioner, sometimes this can go hand in hand with saving money. There are best practices we urge customers to take part in that both keep expensive repairs at bay and increase the efficiency of an air conditioner. An efficient and well-maintained air conditioner will both last longer and cost less to operate. Make sense?
So, it’s time to stop neglecting your new air conditioning installation in Shreveport. Once you get in these habits of taking care of it, you’ll be better off for it.
Keeping an air conditioner happy and efficient isn’t just a matter of calling us all the time. While sure, we’d love to help you where we can and we’re always available to take your call, there are things you as a homeowner can do to help!
Raise the Temperature on the Thermostat
We know, we know, this sounds counterproductive. But bear with us. The temperature on your thermostat shouldn’t ever read more than 20°F below the temperature outside. That means if it’s a scorching 100°F all around your home, then your AC won’t be able to really make your house feel cooler than 80°F. When you try to lower the thermostat, the AC starts working harder, stressing more components out, consuming more energy, and ultimately doesn’t even provide much extra cooling.
Clean the Filter
The last time our blog reminded you to replace your filter was about a month ago. While you might be annoyed at how frequent we talk about this, we’re going to remind you again! If you use your air conditioner heavily, changing your air filter every month isn’t a bad idea. Why not go and do it right now while it’s fresh on your mind? This can help keep airflow efficient inside your air conditioner, allowing it to cool your home without having to struggle.
Call for Quick Repairs
When you hear a small noise or hiccup in your system, it can be tempting to ignore it. That ignorance feels fine until that noise or hiccup compounds into something serious, and then you’ve got a full-fledged breakdown on your hands. When you notice something wrong or out of wack, call us for repairs as quickly as you can. The sooner the better!
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Thermostats are incredibly advanced these days. Some of them have the ability to be controlled precisely from your smartphone while you’re not home. Others can create unique programmed cooling schedules that are fitted to your schedule and habits. This isn’t just for convenience’s sake—it saves a lot of money in the long run. By upgrading your thermostat to a model that has these capabilities, you’re ultimately taking your HVAC system into the 21st century with you, as it should be.
The team at Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration can help. Call the doctor of home comfort today!