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Quick tips: what you can do from home to get your air conditioner ready for summer

Get Ready for Air Conditioning Season

Air Dynamics Heating and Cooling is just as excited as all of you that the start of summer is just a few weeks away! The hot temperatures have already arrived and we know those air conditioners are up and running! We have some tips to help you get ready for air conditioning season and ensure optimal cooling system performance.

CLEAN YOUR SYSTEM: Schedule your AC clean and tune-up with a professional NATE certified HVAC technician. Our technicians will thoroughly clean the inside and outside of your air conditioning unit, inspect all of the components and ensure that everything is operating at peak performance. You as the homeowner can ensure that the area around your air conditioner remains free of debris, keep the grass cut short around the unit and remove all sticks and leaves surrounding the unit.

CHANGE YOUR FILTERS: For optimal performance you should be changing your system air filters every 30 days. Your filter collects germs and bacteria, that begin to clog the filter. A clogged filter decreases the efficiency of your air conditioner by decreasing the air flow and causing your air conditioner to run longer. A clogged filter will also cause more dust in the home that leads to poor indoor air quality. This can cause allergy flare ups. Continued use of a clogged, dirty air filter can even damage your cooling system.

THERMOSTAT BATTERIES: Everyone often forgets to change the batteries in their thermostat. A good tip to remember is at every daylight savings time when you change your smoke and carbon dioxide detector batteries, change your thermostat batteries also. This will ensure your system continues to cool your home to your comfort level. You could also consider purchasing a programmable thermostat. This will allow you to control the temperature in your home when you are away by programming the system to cool your home throughout the day without having to make any adjustments. If you do want to make an adjustment to the temperature, you will be able to do that from your phone while you are away from home. Pretty cool! Air Dynamics recommends the Ecobee3 smart thermostat! Bonus: ComEd offers a $125 rebate when an Ecobee3 is installed in your home or business!

SYSTEM REPLACEMENT: If you know your air conditioner needs to be replaced, and you have to continue to have repairs made frequently, we recommend replacing your unit before the hottest part of summer arrives. This will ensure you will have a cool home all summer and will save you from the stress of an air conditioner break down on the hottest day. Remember, 10 years seems to be the magic number when homeowners begin to experience more frequent problems with the performance of their air conditioner, and ultimately experience more repairs.

BLOCK THE SUN: An easy daily tip is to block the sun inside your home when you are away. Keeping your drapes or blinds closed will help to keep your home cool and improve the efficiency of your cooling system by allowing it to run less.

We hope these tips help keep you and your home cool and comfortable this summer! If you experience any problems or have any questions we are always available to assist you. We provide air conditioning maintenance, repair and replacement 24/7 in Montgomery, Oswego, Sugar Grove, Aurora, Yorkville, Batavia and all other surrounding areas!

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