Change Your Air Filters
Changing your air filters on a regular basis is important for the health of your AC system, but it will also help remove dust, pollen and other irritants from the air your breathe. Dirty air filters restrict air flow which put additional stress on your ac system as it tries to keep up with our Dallas, Texas heat. Learn more about how often to change your home air filter here.
Clean Your Air Vents
Clean Your Air Vents
All the air in your home flows through your air vents and the returns (also known as cold air returns) which collect all sorts of debris like pet hair, dust, dander, mold and other undesirable residue. Every spring it would be beneficial to remove your vents covers and wash them down with warm soapy water before reinstalling.
Consider Installing An Air Purifier
Whole house air purifiers filter and purify the air in your entire home from irritants like dust mites, pollen, dander, mold, micro-plastics, smoke and more. The combination of a high-grade air filter and purifying UV Light is efficient in destroying impurities in the air you breathe. Learn more about Whole House Air Purifiers here.
Upgrade To A Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat is more than just a fancy temperature control for your air conditioning and heating system, it is also equipped with Wi-Fi, movement sensors, advanced algorithms and many more features that will help your home to run efficiently.
A 7-day programmable thermostat can help reduce energy costs if it is programmed properly by adjusting temperature settings based on daily schedules; however a smart thermostat has the ability to learn a household’s occupancy patterns and automatically adjust the temperature based on the daily traffic flowing through your home.
Clear The Area Around Your Outdoor Air Conditioner
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Clearing the area around your outdoor air conditioner is important for proper air flow in the same way that a clean air filter helps your AC system run effectively. Any debris or shrub growth that restricts air flow around your outdoor condenser will limit its efficiency and the comfort level in your home. A good rule of thumb is to keep a two to three foot zone free of debris around your outside air conditioner to improve its effectiveness.
Schedule Your Semi-Annual Check-Up
It is much cheaper to pay for a semi-annual check-up which will help detect small AC system issues before they become major problems on a Saturday afternoon when it is 95 degrees in Dallas. In addition, your Heating and Air Conditioning system can lose 5% of its efficiency every year it misses a check-up. Learn more about an 18-point Air Conditioning System Check-Up here.