End Of Summer Air Conditioning Tips

A/C tips maryland

Be good to your A/C and save money!

We’re in the home stretch of summer here in Southern Maryland. But the weather is still warm and your home’s air conditioning system still needs to work to keep your home cool and comfortable.

Taking good care of your air conditioning now will help keep it running at peak efficiency, lower your energy costs, and help to prevent expensive breakdowns and repairs.

We’ve put together a few tips so you can enjoy cool comfort until cool weather arrives.

Stop using the A/C as much

You may have fallen into the habit of running your home’s air conditioning pretty much 24/7 this summer, what with it being a hot one and you being home more often. But now is a time to break that habit and give your air conditioning a break. Here are some ways to do that without sacrificing comfort

Turn up the thermostat setting. Just programming your thermostat to, say, 78 instead of 74 will keep the air conditioning from kicking on as often but you won’t notice much of a difference in comfort.

Use your ceiling fans. Circulating the air may be enough to keep you cool without having to turn on the A/C.

Take care of the outside unit

Between grass clippings from mowing the lawn, branches and twigs blown around during storms, and weeds sprouting, there may be obstructions on or around the A/C unit that impede air flow and can damage the unit. Clear anything off the until and create a clear space around it.

Change the air filter

If you put a fresh filter in before summer started and haven’t changed it since, it’s time. Air filters should not be used longer than three months. And they need to be changed more frequently if you have pets or if someone in you home has allergies, asthma, or respiratory conditions like COPD.

Schedule maintenance

The Taylor service technicians can give your air conditioning system a thorough inspection so it will be ready to go next spring. We can also let you know if your air conditioning is going to need replacing now or soon.

Need air conditioning installation, maintenance, or repairs? Contact us for quality, courteous A/C service!