Labor Day was declared a national holiday in 1894 and is celebrated on the first Monday in September. It’s America’s annual celebration of our workers and their achievements and contributions. It’s also the symbolic end of summer and a good time to think about your AC unit. Here’s a helpful Labor Day weekend AC checklist of items before you start your holiday.
Program the Thermostat
A programmable thermostat is the simplest way to keep your home cool and comfortable. Whether you’re planning on going away on vacation or staying at home, you can save money by programming the thermostat. Set the thermostat up to 10 degrees higher if you’re going to be away from home for more than four hours. It’s your cruise control to monitor indoor conditions and keep your home at a consistent temperature until you return. Of course, if you have pets, temperature sensitive plants and home furnishings, keep the thermostat set at a comfortable energy saving temperature of 78 degrees.
Change the Air Filters
To help ensure your indoor air quality stays pristine and the AC runs smoothly, change out the air filters. This easy tip makes a difference not only with monthly utility bills, but also helps the entire system running at the highest efficiency levels. Keep in mind that when an air conditioning air filter is clogged by an overload of dust, dirt, and debris from Arizona’s monsoon thunderstorms and haboobs, the airflow inside your home is obstructed. A dirty air filter uses up to 15% more energy than a clean filter. Eventually the dirty air will flow back inside the AC unit and clog the evaporator and condenser coils helping to keep your house cool.
Scheduling an HVAC tune up now can help reduce the chances of a system breakdown so that you can have a hassle-free holiday weekend. HVAC systems are very complex with many moving parts. Our HVAC professionals will test your HVAC system to make certain it’s running efficiently, lubricate any moving parts, clean the system, make needed repairs, and perform a safety inspection. This will ensure your system is running smoothly and efficiently.
Cool Blew’s technicians are absolutely the best in the Valley of the Sun. Our experienced professionals can help you avoid potential HVAC system failures and continue enjoying a cool and comfortable summer. Call us today at 623-872-2900 to schedule an appointment. We’re available 24/7/365 including holidays and weekends. Happy Labor Day and stay cool!