Monticello and Monon summer brings days at the beach, cookouts, and ac care
and improvements. (Although to be fair, no one thinks about our air conditioner until it breaks or until the first bill arrives.) Much like car or lawn upkeep, your air conditioner, from straightforward window units to elaborate central air systems, needs to be kept up. You may be questioning, “why do I need to work on my ac unit if everything is fine when I turn it on?” Air conditioning accounts for a large chunck of warm weather energy costs and doing seasonal maintenance not only helps with the massave summer energy bills, but it will save you money in the long run by adverting pricey repairs. Maintenance can also help your cooling system last up to twice as long and help with indoor air quality.
There are countless ways you can keep your air conditioning system performing well through the hot weather, one of the most straightforward is to make sure there is no debris within 2 feet of the outside unit. This will keep leaves, dirt, and other undesirable items from getting into the condenser and causing loss of efficiency. Vacuuming the fins of the condenser also helps keep foreign items out of your air conditioning system as well.
Want to stop your air conditioning from running all day? A programable thermostat does just that! Programable thermostats prevent your air conditioning system from wearing out expensive parts and helps manage the summer cooling bills by letting you decide when the system should run. By far, the most effortless things you can do are; keep rooms and vents open, leave air return vents free from clutter, and double-check that windows and doors are airtight, (especially with window ac units.) These simple things will help keep your home cool and avoid needless wear and tear.
Warm weather in Monticello and Monon also means more time outdoors and more time looking at your ac system, which, is probably not the greatest feature of your outdoor escape. There are numerous ways to make your air conditioning unit blend in with your backyard aesthetic, like upcycling your weathered fencing into a chic and green ac cover. Or maybe you want more coverage without stifling your air conditioner, an ac house may be more your style. Not a fan of wood? You can create a stone ac partition with pavers and cement for a rustic effect. If you like to have easy access to your outdoor ac unit, an ac shelter with a hinged lid may work better. The DIY prospects are infinite!
We encourage our neighbors to practice good maintenance habits to keep their ac working well all summer long. If you get stuck, have a question, or just need help choosing the right tools and supplies for your Monticello and Monon ac maintenance activities, reach out to us at 574-583-7181 or stop in today!