To save money on your cooling bill this summer in Bridgeville, PA, we recommend that you perform some basic AC maintenance. First, of course, we suggest that all homeowners get yearly spring maintenance from a professional, but this doesn’t cover everything. If you change your filter regularly and take care of the thermostat and compressor, you should be able to ensure an efficient cooling season.

Replace the Air Filter

The filter in your return vent traps dirt, dust, pollen and other pollutants, but after 90 days, it becomes more of a hindrance than a help. That’s when you should replace it; smooth airflow is crucial, after all, to energy efficiency. If pets, tobacco smoke, or an especially polluted environment are already affecting your indoor air quality, then consider changing it every 60 days.

Have the Thermostat Cleaned and Calibrated

You don’t want your thermostat to switch the AC on unnecessarily, but it will do so if the calibration is off and it reads the indoor temperature as higher than it actually is. When you schedule yearly maintenance, the technician open up the cover and remove any dust that might be throwing off its accuracy. They will also recalibrate it after they put it back together.

Have the Compressor Unit Cleaned

Lastly, your compressor outside collects dirt, dust, foliage and dead insects, which can compromise its ability to release heat. Rather than see the compressor break down and require a repair, schedule a maintenance visit every spring to have a qualified technician can deep clean the workings of your outdoor unit including the condenser coil and fins.

Serving Homeowners Since 1963

Valley Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. has a team of NATE-certified, factory-trained technicians who can provide AC maintenance via our Comfort Club; so call us today to learn more. Many residents of Bridgeville, PA have become members because of our high-quality work. We guarantee your satisfaction 100%.

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