Even though summer is heating up and you already have an air conditioner that’s working well — at least well enough that you’re not dying of heat — it’s never a bad idea to know some additional information about your HVAC system. In today’s blog, we’ll be covering frequently asked questions that you want to be answered. They are very basic questions that we are asked habitually, so we wanted to address them to ensure you’re as educated about our air conditioning services as well as your HVAC system. After all, the more you know the less chance a heated situation could occur. For additional questions you have, feel free to ask Air Repair.

Air Conditioning Service FAQs: Get Your Answers

We chose three FAQs that we felt were essential that every homeowner should know about their HVAC system. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, you can stay tuned for our next blog that will cover three additional questions about air conditioners or you can always contact Air Repair and go right to the source. As an air conditioning service, we strive to provide the most information for our customers as possible so their home or business stays comfortable.

How Can I Maximize My Air Conditioner’s Efficiency?

Keeping your air conditioner in tip-top condition can be the difference between sitting in sweltering heat in your Naperville home and being comfortable. To maximize your air conditioner’s efficiency, you’ll want to unblock the vents, install a programmable thermostat, and take advantage of our preventative maintenance program. By doing regular maintenance, you’ll be able to catch any issues before they get too out of hand and expensive. If there are ceiling fans in your home, then you can also take advantage of those, so you don’t overspend on keeping your home cool.

What’s The Best Temperature For My Thermostat?

Another question we get a lot is the question of the best temperature to keep your home. What’s the most affordable and won’t harm your A/C? Basically, this one comes down to the people living in the home. Some may be okay with 75 degrees Fahrenheit and others want it much lower because their bodies run hot. During the first initial days of a heated summer, like the one we’re currently in, start higher than you normally would and then slowly creep down until you feel comfortable. It’s important to note that you shouldn’t turn your A/C off and on because it can take time to really get going. If you are gone for most of the day at work or running errands, then turn it up a bit so your home stays comfortable without running up a tab.

How Long Will My A/C Last?

This is a great question! Many times when people are purchasing new HVAC systems, they worry that the investment isn’t worth the money. A good air conditioner should last between 10 and 15 years. If you take advantage of preventative maintenance, clean the unit if it’s outside, and check the filters regularly, then you could be looking at a long-lasting air conditioning system. However, if you don’t take care of it, then it could last between seven and 10 years, which in most cases is the average amount of time for one.

Get ready for Part Two! Coming to you soon!