Is Your Air Conditioner Ready to Beat the Heat?

The daytime temperatures in Hanahan, South Carolina, are already hot and muggy. That means most – if not all – homeowners have started using their air conditioners continuously throughout the day and night. Is your air conditioner ready to beat the heat, though? Here are three tasks to ensure your AC system is prepped for the cooling season:

Change the AC’s Filter

Most AC maintenance tasks are best left to a professional. That’s because, if you try to do them yourself, you can damage property or even suffer injuries. One task that every homeowner in Hanahan can complete without professional help is an AC filter change. A clean AC filter will not only help your system operate more efficiently but also maintain healthy indoor air quality. Remember to change your AC system’s filter at the start of every cooling season.

Adjust the Direction of Your Ceiling Fans

Another way to help your air conditioner to beat the heat is to reduce its workload over the summer. If you have ceiling fans in your home, they can help. Although they don’t produce cool air like an AC system, they can make rooms feel cooler and reduce your reliance on an air conditioner. Adjust your ceiling fans so they rotate in a counterclockwise direction and create a windchill effect. Remember to turn them off when leaving the room to save energy.

Schedule Maintenance for Your AC

Air conditioner maintenance is an important part of keeping your system in tip-top shape. Although an upfront investment, it helps your air conditioner work more efficiently. As a result, you benefit from lower utility bills, reduced repair costs and prolonged system lifespan. Without maintenance before the summer, you’ll likely experience:

  • Lower-than-usual airflow from vents
  • Insufficient cooling
  • Unusually loud operation
  • Uneven cooling in different rooms
  • Frequent on-and-off cycling
  • Inadequate humidity control

Are you ready to schedule maintenance to help your air conditioner beat the heat this summer? Contact Berkeley Heating and Air Conditioning at 843-277-6030 to book an appointment with a friendly service technician.

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