Your AC needs TLC!!

When your air conditioning equipment is more than two years old, it needs some TLC. The old adage of, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” simply does not apply. Quality-control is imperative in maintaining good air space.

It is important to make sure that all the equipment on your air handler is functioning correctly. It is essential to use high quality air filters that fit properly, such as our Lifetime Filters. A poorly fitting filter will allow pollutants to slip into your air, and you’ll be breathing it in. Even the best air-conditioning is limited by the quality of its filter. A bad filter makes a bad AC unit.

Here are four simple tips that will help you get the best AC quality:

1) Install a programmable thermostat.
Programmable thermostats allow your AC to take a break while you’re at work and decrease your electricity bill. If you have a consistent schedule than you can program it up to about 82 degrees while you’re away, and then to start cooling to your preferred temperature about an hour before you get home. They are very user friendly and easily programmable to fit your schedules just by the push of a few buttons.

2) Clear the debris away from the outdoor section of your cooling unit.
People often grow shrubs near or mow lawn clippings into their condenser units unaware of what this causes. When leaves or other debris clog the coils of your outdoor unit, it cannot breathe, the air supply has been choked off. All the air you breathe from that point is filtered through those leaves and debris. Be sure to give a good area to your outdoor unit so that this problem can easily be avoided.

3) Get a tune up!
Here at Glades Gas we offer a Precision Tune Up, it’s just one of those things that your system needs to keep functioning properly. Think of it like your regular car tune up, it helps to maintain and keep the AC system doing its job properly.

4) Check your filter monthly.
If you are using a disposable filter, be sure to change it every month. Likewise, if you have a Lifetime Filter, be sure to clean it monthly.

These four tips will all save you money! Call us today for a FREE AC assessment to help you with these tips.