Every year like clockwork, Snowbirds return north to their other residences before triple digit temperatures hit the Valley. So, if you’re one of them, we recommend that you do a little maintenance on your AC system before leave town for the Summer.
Why is AC Maintenance Important, Even While You’re Away?
Maintaining your AC system is important regardless of whether or not you are actually using it less during the Summer while you are away. That’s because you want to avoid unpleasant surprises resulting from such situations as a clogged condensate drain pipe which can make your AC system’s drain pan overflow. That in turn can lead to water leaking from the attic floor into your ceiling below and down the walls of your home. This could lead to costly repair bills resulting from the water damage as wells as potentially promote the grow the harmful contaminants such as mold and mildew. In fact, a clogged condensate drain pipe is perhaps the most common cause of water leakage from a central AC system. So without further ado, here are 5 Summer maintenance tips for Snowbirds.
1. Schedule AC Maintenance Before you Leave the Valley
We recommend that you call us to schedule an AC tune up before you leave for the Summer. Our trained HVAC techs will inspect your entire system to make sure everything is in proper working order.
2. Clean the AC Evaporator and Condenser Coils
Our experienced HVAC techs can clean your air conditioner system’s evaporator and condenser coils to ensure your system works safely and efficiently.
3. Change your AC System’s Air Filters
An often overlooked part of good AC maintenance is to regularly change your air filters. Be sure to change your AC filter before leaving town to provide your system with good, unobstructed air flow. If you need a recommendation as to the best type of filter to use, we’ll be glad to help.
4. Close your Window Blinds/Shades
Closing you window blinds and/or shades keeps your home cooler and can reduce your AC usage.
5. Install a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat (aka a WiFi thermostat) will enable you to adjust your thermostat remotely via your smart phone. This in turn can give you the flexibility to adjust your Valley home’s temperature during the Summer from wherever you may be. You can also program your Smart Thermostat to automatically turn on at a preset temperature setting and off whenever you’d like.