Life in the Cedartown, GA, can be miserable without an air conditioner. That’s why it’s so important to take care of your cooling system. You don’t want it breaking down when the Georgia heat and humidity are at their worst. Here’s how to keep your cool, stay healthy indoors and save on cooling costs this summer:
Stock up on AC Filters
Clean filters are essential for air conditioner health, and they should be replaced promptly. Filters clogged with dirt and dust impair AC performance, increase cooling costs, pollute indoor air and can destroy your equipment.
Schedule AC Maintenance in Early Spring
Tuneups are your first line of defense against AC repair. Studies show that 95 percent of potential HVAC breakdowns can be avoided with maintenance. Tuneups keep utility bills low, indoor comfort high and indoor air clean. An experienced HVAC tech will make sure your system is hot-weather ready and will advise you if repairs are needed. Your tech will also let you know if it looks like your system might not survive another summer. If that’s the case, it’s time for AC replacement.
Select a Knowledgeable Contractor for AC Installation
Many factors must be considered before installing an AC replacement. An experienced contractor will assess all aspects of your home including insulation, air-tightness, orientation, window u-values, square footage, occupancy, internal heat gain, window sizes and window locations. Correct installation is also crucial; your indoor comfort will depend on it. A reputable contractor will use Manual J to size the unit and Manual D to determine ductwork design. Stay away from contractors who rely on a simple “rule of thumb” measurement. An AC system is a big investment; be sure to have it sized right.
To learn more about proper AC sizing or to schedule a cooling system needs assessment in your Cedartown, GA, home, visit Pendley Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., or call (770) 343-4956.