Every summer, vacationing is the highlight for many families. Before leaving for an extended trip out of town, most of them make arrangements for someone to get the mail or feed the pets and others. Most people, however, forget about other important things such as their air conditioners. It is important to still maintain your air conditioner while you are away.
You just need to take a few moments to get your air conditioner ready! Remember, doing so can save you hundreds or even thousands in unexpected repair bills!
Learning how to maintain your air conditioning unit over the summer will not only reduce your utility costs, but it will also help ensure that you will not be coming home to any unpleasant surprises! Here are some of the things you should do to ensure a healthy and running air conditioner over the summer:
*Check the air conditioning filters every 30 days and replace them as needed. What you can do is to write the date on the filter itself and it is better to set reminders on your calendar – just so you never forget.
*Turn the thermostat up, but do not turn off the air conditioner completely. The heat buildup inside your home can damage things such as wooden floors, art, doors and more. Also, your refrigerator will work doubly hard and you can make things uncomfortable for your pets if you have any. So, instead of turning off the system, just turn the thermostat up to 85 degrees while you are on vacation. The same thing applies for when it is winter; set your thermostat back, but to do not completely turn it off.
*Inspect around your outdoor air conditioning unit for any encroaching landscaping and debris. Make sure to clear away anything that is near the outdoor unit. This helps maintain a clearance of 3 feet minimum, ensuring proper airflow.
*When washing off the condenser unit’s coils, use the garden hose. Clean coils dissipate heat better and they can save you a lot of money on your utility bills.
*While you are away, it is possible that there would be severe weather conditions that might affect your home and air conditioner, so make sure you also prepare for those circumstances.
*Set up an appointment for a professional air conditioning tune-up. A licensed and qualified service technician will perform a thorough inspection of the HVAC system to detect any problems. Give us a call at Twintech Heating and Cooling for a 100%-satisfaction guaranteed on all our HVAC services!
When our old oil furnace finally broke down we decided it was time to finally convert to natural gas and finally install central air conditioning at the same time. Knowing it was going to be a significant investment for us, we wanted to make the right choice. Twintech came highly recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. From the first contact with the salesperson, until the final touches on the installation, we were so pleased with their service. Everyone from the company was so friendly, efficient and a pleasure to deal with. Best of all, the cost was very competitive. We would certainly recommend Twintech to anyone requiring HVAC work in their home.
Mitch from Twintech came out for our annual furnace inspection. We found him to be friendly, conscientious & he left the work area clean. We were also very impressed with the thoroughness of the job he did. This is the 2nd job weve had Twintech do for us & have been very happy with the results for each. We highly recommend this company. Thank you, Mitch, Dave & Greg.
Work was done on schedule, professionally, according to quote and with minimal inconvenience to building users. Very happy with the end result. The only area for improvement from my experience - need more timely quoting process.
The team was great! Very knowledgeable, professional and extremely helpful. A few days after install the unit didnt seem to be working, user error, but within minutes of contacting them..on a Saturday.. a tech was on the phone troubleshooting with us. I highly recommend Twintech for your cooling or heating needs. They stand by their products and a pleasure to deal with.
During the hottest week in the summer our old A/C decided to call it quits. I called Twintech Heating & Cooling after receiving a referral from a family member; came highly rated for being an honest, family-run business, who appreciates their customers. Dave was able to accommodate my hectic schedule and book a late evening appointment to walk through the specifics. Greg and Mitch arrived exactly on time a few days later, were very polite and friendly, and within a couple of hours had a new unit up and running. I also received a follow-up call to ensure we were happy with the Amana.
They were on time and very professional. I'm so glad I decided to go with Twintech, thanks!
Timely and appreciated - this was during the hottest days this year when our Air and Furnace way.
Efficient. Professional. No BS or overselling. What was promised, was delivered at a cost-effective price point.
Down to earth.
Professionally done and took care to cover all entry floors to the house for the installers to remove the old furnace and install a new furnace.
I also made recommendations of the tankless water heater that we had installed and items to address. We did not know they also installed tankless water heaters.
Price was not the cheapest nor the most expensive of my quotes. It's the quality of the installation that makes for a good AC system. The twins' knowledge & professionalism was evident in the small details:
Very clean work. Greg made sure that the refrigerant level & temperature were correct. They reinstall the insulation & vapor barrier around the wall. The outside electrical cords were secured to the wall. Proud to support this local company. Thank you.
Great team of guys came to do the work. Very professional. Arrived on time worked very efficiently and were very clean. They answered any questions we had without hesitation. The air conditioner works great and is so quiet. I highly recommend them and they don't try to up-sell anything right from the start.