While people in Cypress, Texas, run their air conditioner for most of the year, we do get some chilly months where the AC is used far less frequently. While you may not think about your AC much during this time, it’s actually still an important thing to keep in mind. At Enviromax Services Inc., we are committed to helping you get the most of your AC, so we’ve laid out some important tips to keep in mind during winter to keep it running at its best all year long:
- Learn About Your Thermostat
Believe it or not, many people don’t know how to use the programming features on their thermostat or how to use them efficiently. This can leave your AC working hard to keep the house at a comfortable temperature, even when no one is home. Your utility bills increase and your air conditioner receives unnecessary wear and tear. Take some time this season to get to know the programming features on your thermostat, and have the thermostat work around your schedule.
- Schedule Any Needed Repairs
If you noticed any odd noises or smells coming from your AC unit when you were using it in the warmer months, take some time this season to schedule a repair. Winter is a perfect time to schedule your repairs, as the need to be running your AC isn’t as great. If there are any lengthy repairs, you won’t be left in the sweltering Texas heat and can remain comfortable while the work is being done.
- Clean Your Compressor Unit
The winter months where you are using your AC less is the perfect time to clean your compressor unit. Remove any twigs or leaves that have fallen on the unit and trim any plants that have grown too close. Using a hose, wash your unit free of any dirt and debris.
- Schedule Your Annual Maintenance Visit
An annual maintenance appoint is vital to keeping your AC running well, even when winter has passed. There’s no better time to schedule this visit than during the off-season. An AC maintenance professional, such as the technicians from Enviromax Services Inc., can run all the necessary tests and look for any potential repairs that may be needed. This means your Ac will be in top-condition once summer comes and you need it most.
While you may not be using your AC as much during the winter, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep it in mind. These wintertime AC maintenance tips can reduce your energy costs and expand the life of your AC unit, saving you money and the frustration that comes along with a broken AC in the middle of a Texas summer. For all your AC repair services and maintenance needs, give Enviromax Services Inc. a call at (713) 466-7555. We are an industry leader in the Cypress, Texas area.