DOs and DON’Ts for the Keep & Care of Your Air Conditioner in Northern VA
It’s summertime in northern Virginia and it is HOT.
If for no other reason than to beat the July heat, it’s so important to keep your air conditioner in tip-top shape. But that may not be as easy as it sounds. You could, without even knowing it, be causing significant harm to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
My Plumber Heating & Cooling is northern Virginia’s AC expert.
My Plumber Heating & Cooling understands that most northern Virginia homeowners aren’t HVAC technicians, so that’s why we’ll take this opportunity to talk about certain practices to implement (and a few to quit) in the keep and care of your air conditioner. Improper equipment installation could decrease your home’s heating and cooling efficiency by 30%.
Replace your air filters regularly.
Two words: Air filter. A fresh, breathable air filter is arguably the most important component of maintaining a properly functioning air conditioner in northern Virginia. Furnace air filters keep dirt, dust, pollen, and animal dander out of your air ducts, and more importantly, out of your lungs; they need to be changed or cleaned once every 30–90 days. Without regular air filter maintenance, the unit performance will suffer, and your energy bills will rise.
Don’t ignore small problems.
Is your air conditioner making strange noises? Is your cold air not feeling all that cold? Call My Plumber Heating & Cooling right away. Our experienced technicians are on standby, ready to correct minor HVAC issues before they turn into bigger problems.
Do operate your thermostat correctly.
The average American home spends about 2.7% of their income on energy bills. That’s about $2,000 a year. You might think, “If I’m cold, I’ll turn the thermostat up. If I get too warm, I’ll turn it down.” Rinse and repeat all day, every day. Many northern Virginia homeowners don’t realize that such constant adjustment can ultimately result in higher operating costs, and may shorten the life of the air conditioning unit. Instead, choose a comfortable temperature that suits the whole family.
Don’t forget: Your air conditioner needs to be inspected and tuned-up.
The key to keeping cool all summer in northern Virginia is proper air conditioner maintenance. My Plumber Heating & Cooling recommends having an HVAC technician perform an inspection and a tune-up twice a year at minimum.
Call My Plumber Heating & Cooling for all of your air conditioner maintenance, repair, and replacement needs in northern Virginia.
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Call the air conditioner experts in northern Virginia: My Plumber Heating & Cooling.