There’s no greater peace of mind than knowing your home is in good condition while you’re away for Spring Break. Colley has created a simple checklist you can use to maintain your home and reduce possible headaches upon your return!
Adjust Your Thermostat – In most cases, the largest portion of your energy bill is generated by your AC system. Now that you won’t be at home, you can adjust the temperature to a more appropriate, energy efficient setting. Don’t forget to find the perfect balance between energy savings and your pets and plants’ comfort if they are remaining indoors. And if you have a smart thermostat, make sure to adjust the thermostat settings a couple of hours before arrival so you can return to the desired temperature.
Replace Your Air Filter – Although often neglected, air filters play an essential role in the operation of your air system. By simply replacing your air filter, you can improve your air quality, reduce your energy bills, and add years to your system’s life.
Schedule a Maintenance Check / Tune-Up – Not only do you want to make sure you’re not coming home to any unwanted emergencies, you want to make sure your system will perform properly for the entire vacation season and beyond. Schedule your maintenance or tune-up with Colley Refrigeration today. We’ll make sure to inspect your system thoroughly, properly diagnose all current and possible future issues, and provide solutions best suited to your needs.
Clean – Cleaning before you leave for Spring Break sounds like common sense, but oftentimes we forget to at least get rid of perishable food items and take out the trash! These simple tasks can improve your experience upon returning home more than you think.
If you have any questions on your home comfort options, Colley Refrigeration is just one call away to answer to any of your Brazosport, Clute, and surrounding areas AC needs – (979) 265-4711!
Taking care of your air conditioning needs at home is a simple, easy, and cost efficient way to resolve minor issues. It’s important to educate yourself on what the average homeowner is able to accomplish but also know when it’s time to call your local professional for help. Below are some critical DO’s and DON’T’s when it comes to what you can do-it-yourself!
DO – Change Your Air Filter
Your air filter is essential to your air conditioning system’s ability to function at its utmost efficiency. When you neglect replacing your dirty filters, it can restrict your system’s airflow and therefore increase your energy consumption. Regularly replacing your air filters is a basic step that all homeowners can take advantage of doing to keep their energy bills low and elongate the life of their system.
DO – Replace Your Thermostat Batteries
Your thermostat is considered the control center of your entire HVAC system. Make sure to regularly monitor your thermostat to make sure it’s configured to your ideal settings and that it is functioning properly. If the “low battery” indicator on your thermostat comes on, you can replace the batteries at home without having to contact your local professional.
DO – Get Proper AC Maintenance
Make sure to get your system regularly maintained to ensure longevity and optimal performance. Scheduled maintenance will detect and resolve issues before they stem into bigger and more expensive headaches. Get with your trusted HVAC contractor to evaluate your system’s needs to come up with a regular maintenance schedule that’s right for you.
DON’T – Attempt to tamper with electrical lines, wiring, and connections
DON’T – Attempt to replace your capacitor
DON’T – Attempt to install your thermostat without being familiar with its wiring
Your AC system includes various hazards such as federally regulated refrigerant, high electrical voltage, and chemicals that could cause permanent injury. Plus doing a DIY repair could void your manufacturer’s warranty terms and potentially nullify your insurance company’s liability. Do not compromise your safety and the safety of those in your household for a DIY project – make sure you contact your qualified professionals at Colley Refrigeration at 979-265-4711.