Air Conditioning Tips for the End of the Summer

Do This Before Fall

home efficiency new yorkHere in the Hudson Valley, this summer had its fair share of oppressively hot and humid days. That means your AC did a lot of work to keep your home comfortably cool. Working that hard can take a big toll on an AC system, especially if it’s on the older side. How you care for your cooling system now will help determine what shape it’s in when you need it again next summer.

If you haven’t yet, you should sign up for Bottini’s Air Conditioning Value Plan. It includes an annual equipment inspection that will ensure your AC is primed and ready to work efficiently for you next summer. There’s no disadvantage to doing getting your AC serviced now. Any care your AC gets now won’t “wear off” by next summer. In fact, now is a great time to take care of your AC and beat the rush.

An AC To-do List to Wrap up the Season

Especially given how hot and humid so many days have been this summer now is a good time to check for wear and tear and make sure your AC will be able to perform for you next summer.

Here are five things to do before autumn to care for your central air conditioning system:

  1. Replace the air filter. This is something you should do on a regular basis. Changing your air filters regularly is a simple and inexpensive way to improve the efficiency of your AC. Change them again now before the start of the heating season. This is especially important if you have a combined heating/cooling HVAC system.
  2. Clean around the outdoor unit. Remove anything that could block the airflow. That includes bushes, grass, nests, leaves, etc.
  3. Clean and clear the coils and condensate line. Best to have this done by a professional as part of a maintenance visit. Just another reason to sign up for Bottini’s Air Conditioning Value Plan. We’ll make sure that your AC is in good working order so that there are no unpleasant surprises in the future. Regular professional maintenance is the best way to prevent breakdowns and keep your AC running as efficiently as possible. And having an efficient cooling system will lower your energy costs.
  4. Check for problems. Look for any obvious frayed wires or rust. Listen for unusual sounds. If you see or hear anything out of the ordinary, contact Bottini to request a service visit. Other things to look out for at the end of the summer season are refrigerant leaks and frozen coils.
  5. Schedule a tune-up. Especially if you didn’t get maintenance for your AC during the spring or early summer, you should do it now. The end of summer or early autumn is a great time to schedule maintenance for your AC. Getting a tune-up now takes something off your to-do list when it’s time to prep for next summer. Plus, there’s no disadvantage to doing it now, as tune-ups don’t expire. And if it turns out there’s an issue with your AC, it will be less stressful to address it now versus next spring or summer. By taking care of things now, you’ll be doing it with plenty of time ahead of the next cooling season and so you won’t have to worry about supply chain slowdowns.

Maintenance Matters

The best thing to do before autumn is to schedule a maintenance visit for your AC. Regular maintenance will extend the life of your home’s cooling system. It could also save you up to 10% on your energy bills.

As part of the Bottini Air Conditioning Value Plan, you get an annual inspection. You’ll also save 15% on parts, repairs, and service fees. Plus, you’ll receive priority service. That’s a great value.

Bottini Knows AC Systems

Bottini Fuel has over 70 years of experience keeping our customers comfortable in their homes. Whether your AC system needs repairs, maintenance, or it’s time to replace it, you can trust us with the job. Our service plan helps prevent breakdowns and ensures that your central air conditioning system runs at peak efficiency. We provide professional, reliable, and speedy repairs. And we guarantee our installations.

Contact us today to learn more, request a tune-up, or sign up for our Air Conditioning Service Plan.