Summer in the South is a different kind of hot. A regularly serviced AC system is the key to keeping your temperature and energy bill low. Ball Heating and Air Conditioning is ready to provide the right seasonal maintenance and repairs to keep Biloxi AC customers cool all summer long.
It is necessary to take preventative measures to make sure you are giving your air conditioning unit the proper care. Even though ignoring this chore may not cause your AC to break down, it may cause bigger, more expensive problems in the long run. Without the proper care, units have a harder time distributing adequate and safe air.
Mark Your Calendar For Regular AC Maintenance
Much like we visit a doctor at least once a year, your air conditioning unit needs an annual check-up to make sure that everything is running smoothly. This ensures that your HVAC system is optimizing performance and preventing future issues.
During A Standard Tune-Up, A Professional Will Perform The Following Services:
- A thorough cleaning of condenser coils that can retain buildup
- Calibrating your thermostat to ensure its accuracy
- Inspection of all ducts to find possible energy loss
- Tightening any electric connections within your system to ensure the safe use of energy
- Cleaning any air filters if necessary
Having a professional regularly perform seasonal HVAC maintenance can cut your energy bill and add years to your system’s life.
Do Your Part At Home
While a professional is certified to examine and perform AC and HVAC maintenance, there are certain ways you can maintain a healthy unit.
Keep Up With Your Air Filters
It can be a simple chore to forget, but AC professionals claim that this is the easiest way to keep your unit running at its best. It is recommended that once a month air filters should be checked to see if they need to be cleaned or replaced.
Clogged air filters may even cause your unit to shut down, so it is important to set a monthly reminder to keep up with an AC replacement.
Inspect Your Insulation
Making sure your home has the proper amount of insulation is a crucial step during summer in the South. Insulation keeps warm air in during the winter, and, perhaps more importantly, keeps the warm air out during the summer. Regularly checking insulation levels is important to ensure your air conditioning system has the proper resources it needs to perform at its best.
Professionals recommend that the best way to inspect insulation levels is to take a measuring stick to the attic and measure the length of the insulation that emerges from the wall. If it is measured at less than 11 inches, more insulation should be added to increase energy efficiency.
Update And Customize Your Thermostat Experience
Programmable thermostats are on the rise as one of the most cost-effective methods to regulate the temperature in your home.
This new technology has a variety of benefits that include:
- Consistent temperatures
- Their ability to ‘learn’ your temperature habits, such as keeping the house cooler at night for those who prefer to sleep with colder air
- Less adjustment time
- Multiple climate zone technology for heating/cooling optimization per room