Boise and the entire Treasure Valley are starting to regularly hit the high 90’s and even triple digits. In that type of heat, air conditioners have to work extra hard. To make sure the AC unit can last the whole summer, follow these steps:
When the AC has to work that hard and often, filters need to be checked more frequently. Try to check it once a month to make sure it doesn’t need replaced. A clogged filter will hinder the ability of the AC unit to cool the house down even more.
- Annual Tune-Up
Have the experts at Diamond Heating and Cooling come to the house to do an annual tune-up? If not, give them a call now! Annual tune-ups can extend the life of the AC unit and catch any small issues before they turn into a costly problem later on.
With trees shedding flowers and lawns being mowed more often, debris can pile up in the yard. While mowing or trimming the landscaping, check to make sure there is no debris around the outdoor portion of the air conditioning unit. Debris can restrict air flow, making the air conditioner less effective and increasing the energy bill.
- Circuit Breakers
If homeowners notice the air conditioner has stopped working, the first thing to check is the circuit breakers. Flip the breaker off and then back on again to see if that does the trick. If it doesn’t, turn it back off. It’s likely broken, it doesn’t need the power.
Don’t let the AC run at a very cool temperature all day long if nobody is home. Using a programmable thermostat will keep the home comfortable while everyone is there, but will avoid using the extra energy when it is not necessary. Also, give the AC a break while on vacation, set it to a more moderate temperature to save on energy bills.
If the AC unit does have issues, call Diamond Heating and Cooling. They can install a new system at a straight forward price. They also offer emergency AC repairs if something goes wrong in the heat of the day.