Josh Allen, Manager for One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating, stopped by WBTV News Sunday Morning to share tips to make sure you stay cool.
1) Use a digital programmable thermostat
Using a programmable thermostat helps to extend the life of your A/C unit by helping you to cut down on the unit's overall workload, thereby putting less strain on the system. For example, instead of keeping the home at a comfortable 75 degrees all day, which would be the situation with a regular thermostat, a digital thermostat could cool the home down in time for you to come home to a comfortable home, instead of maintaining the home at the ideal temperature all day long. An added bonus is that you will likely see a reduced electricity bill.
2) Have your unit serviced at least twice a year
Servicing your A/C unit is just as important as servicing your car. You should have your unit looked over by a qualified A/C repair person at least once per season, preferably once the weather has begun to warm up outside, but before you have to turn the system on. If there are any problems, a qualified technician can potentially diagnose them early, before the problem gets worse. Additionally, the service technician will give you suggestions about your particular unit which will help you better maintain it and extend its life. Our Comfort Club Members are automatically contacted twice a year for us to scheduled their maintenance appointments.
3) Perform basic upkeep to your air conditioning unit between maintenance appointments