ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM-TV) – Summer is in full swing and it is hot and humid throughout the Twin Tiers. For that reason, keeping your home air conditioning system in proper working order is important to keep your home comfortable and safe.
18 News has learned some tips regarding maintenance for home air conditioning systems from Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning. Taking these tips will help make sure your home will stay comfortable when it is hot outside.
If you have a window AC unit, always make sure the unit is seated properly in the window as to allow for it to drain properly outside. This will mitigate water coming into the house from the unit. Also, make sure that the unit is sealed properly to keep the heat outside, and the cool inside.
Central air conditioning systems are more complicated and require a little more care. Isaac Heating and AC stress the importance of having the system inspected and maintained be a certified technician every year before the hot weather comes. They said homeowners can help their system out by changing the filter monthly and making sure they keep the temperature set at one temperature instead of fluctuating it.
They said that they often get calls in the summertime from customers claiming that their AC is not working properly. When they send out a technician it is often found that the house is not working efficiently. If that is the case, they will send out an energy consultant to find the weak point in the efficiency of the home.
These tips are important to make sure you can stay comfortable and safe in your own home.