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Spring Maintenance Ensures Summer Cooling

With the official start of summer just two months away and the temperatures already warming up, now is the best time to do some spring cleaning – and maintenance. Here are three tasks you can complete to ensure your home keeps you and your loved ones cool during the hot and humid summer months.

Complete Air Conditioning Maintenance

Considering it works day and night during the hottest summertime conditions to keep you and your family cool, your air conditioner should be at the top of this priority list. Although you can hire a professional technician to complete a full air conditioning service, which is highly recommended at least once a year, there are some things you can do to help your air conditioner last through the toughest part of the year.

  • Change your filter monthly during the summer.
  • Wash the condenser and clean the coils (outside unit) as needed.
  • Make sure the condensate drain line isn’t clogged.
  • Trim away any shrubbery that’s close to the unit.

Seal all Windows and Doors Tightly

Your air conditioner could be operating perfectly, but if you haven’t prepared your home in the same manner, you’ll waste energy and money while spending your summer sweating. To keep hot air out and cool air in, check all the windows in your home to make sure they have an adequate amount of caulking without any leaks. For doors, use weatherstripping to ensure a snug fit without air flowing underneath.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

In addition to working with what you already have to make your home a cool and comfortable place, you might also want to consider having a programmable thermostat installed while the technician is performing air conditioning maintenance. There are numerous benefits to a programmable thermostat, and there are many models to choose from so you can find one that suits your needs.

For more information about how you can cool your home for the summer, contact Melton Heating & Air Conditioning by calling (803) 693-0114. Whether’s it’s maintenance advice or air conditioning service, we’re here to help.