How to Maintain Your Air Conditioning Unit

Maintaining Air Conditioning Unit

Summer’s almost here, and we all know how important it is to have a good air conditioning unit in East Texas! As your AC contractors in Longview, TX, we are here to help. Last month we discussed some basic things you can do to keep your air conditioning system running well. This month we’ll give you some more in-depth air conditioning tips that will help you save money and keep your home cool and comfortable this summer.

Leave the A/C Running

It may seem more cost-efficient to only turn the A/C on at night or when you feel too warm, and that’s true in mild to hot temperatures. However, when the temperature gets to 90 degrees or higher, excess warmth and moisture will accumulate in your home if you turn off the A/C unit. When you turn it back on, the unit will have to work very hard to remove the extra heat and humidity from the house, therefore wasting a lot of electricity and money.

Regulate A/C Fan

As important as it is to leave the A/C unit running in extreme temperatures, it’s also important NOT to leave the fan running constantly. A continually-running fan will build up moisture in the home, as well as increase “stack effect,” which brings hot air into the house and makes the A/C unit work even harder--thus defeating the purpose of the fan. To save money and A/C wear-and-tear, set the fan to automatic

Install a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat saves you money by automatically adjusting A/C settings at night and when you leave the house. For more information, call your TDI A/C contractors in Longview, TX. We offer the latest technology in programmable thermostats

Install an Attic Fan

An attic fan turns on in response to high temperatures and improves home ventilation by pulling hot air from the attic.

As A/C contractors in Longview, TX, we offer a complete line of residential and commercial heating and cooling products. We also design, install and service residential and commercial systems, so don’t forget to schedule your spring tune-up to get that A/C unit prepped for the summer ahead! Call us today at 903-758-0621.