Air Conditioner Tips For Spring
Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving Saskatoon and surrounding areas for over 40 years. We are a ‘total service’ company with trained technicians who are able to provide customers with solutions to all of their plumbing, air conditioning, and heating (HVAC) related requirements. As an Independent Lennox Dealer, the Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning team is proud to provide prompt, courteous and professional service that is required by Lennox’s Quality standards. We are regularly evaluated through an independent customer satisfaction survey process. We are trained to design, install, service, and maintain home comfort and indoor air quality systems in Saskatoon and area. In our latest article, we share air conditioner tips for spring.
Spring Is Right Around The Corner In Saskatoon, You Are Ready…Is Your AC?
After a long and cold Saskatchewan winter we are all eagerly awaiting spring to arrive! There are many activities that we can do to prepare for the new season. One of the more practical activities is to get our heating and cooling systems ready for spring.
It would be wise to schedule a seasonal maintenance appointment with our professional Saskatoon Air Conditioning and furnace specialist, especially if your system is getting old. If you can’t remember the last time a Saskatoon HVAC contractor performed preventative AC / Furnace maintenance, this is an indication that you need to make a new appointment. Maintenance will not only help you stay cool when the Saskatchewan summer heat arrives, but it will also help you save money on energy bills and costly repairs. We have some simple air conditioner tips that will help keep that cool air running without issue!
Tip #1: Clean leaves and debris
Once the spring melt is done, this is the perfect time to clean up the debris, dead leaves, and tree branches that have accumulated around the air conditioning unit. During the winter, you probably didn’t check up on the HVAC system when the outdoor temperature was -35° C. As a result, your air conditioning system could have a lot of dirt and dust build-up over the past 5+ months.
When your air conditioning unit is dirty and clogged, this could reduce the overall efficiency of your equipment. In some cases, this could even cause critical damages to your air conditioner. You should remember to clean up your AC unit at least a few times throughout the season. Due to the frequency of storms and strong winds during spring, a lot of debris can potentially infiltrate your air conditioning unit.
Tip #2: Be aware of the plants growing around the AC unit
Gardening is a popular activity in Saskatchewan. As a gardener, an important tip is to be mindful of the vegetation that grows near your air conditioning unit. This includes any flowers, crops, bushes, and small trees planted near the air conditioner. Make sure these plants do not touch the air conditioning system.
Ideally, the vegetation should not grow within two feet of the air conditioner. The AC unit needs to pull in air to cool down the home properly, so you don’t want the equipment to be obstructed by anything nearby.
Tip #3: Replace dirty air filters
The air filter in your HVAC system is intended to improve the air quality inside your home. The air filter works by trapping dust, pollen, and other allergens throughout your home. If the air filter is dirty, this means your air conditioner will not function as effectively as it should.
You should ideally check the air filter once a month. If you have a disposable filter, you can replace the dirty filter with a new one. If it’s a reusable filter, simply wash the filter and put it back into place.
Tip #4: Do you have dirty ducts?
Another HVAC tip for spring is to inspect the air ducts around your home. The ducts may be clogged with dust and debris, which can decrease the efficiency of the HVAC system. You may also notice there are cracks or leaky joints in the ductwork. We have the best solution – call Bridge City Duct Cleaning – they are our sister company and they are the best-rated Furnace and Duct Cleaning Company in Saskatoon!
Tip #5: Turn down the heat!
If you already have a programmable thermostat, spring is the perfect time to review your settings. Based on your preferences, adjust the thermostat to ensure your home stays comfortable as the temperature increases.
These simple air conditioner tips will help keep your cool air running all summer long! Trust Gibbon to satisfy all your air conditioning needs. When it comes to air conditioning, Gibbon offers a full line of services including new installation, repair, and general maintenance. Be sure to schedule a seasonal maintenance appointment for your air conditioning system before the warmer months hit by contacting Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning.
Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving Saskatoon and surrounding areas for over 40 years, a “Total Service” company with trained technicians who are able to provide customers with solutions to all plumbing, Air conditioning and Heating/ Furnace (HVAC) related requirements. As an Independent Lennox dealer, Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning we are proud to provide prompt, courteous and professional service that is required by Lennox’s Quality standards!
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