With those warmer days starting to creep in, and summer just around the corner, it’s a good time to check your air conditioner’s performance. The last thing you want is dealing with a broken system in the middle of a 40-degree day.

So, to avoid this, you need to give your air conditioner some downtime so it runs smoothly. Let’s take a look at a few tips to help you do this.

  1. Open the windows & create shade
    It might sound obvious, but you can utilise that natural airflow to keep your house cooler. If there are areas that are prone to being sun-drenched at 3.00pm, do your best to cover it. If you can, install curtains or blinds.
  2. Full-house blinds
    Speaking of blinds, why not invest a little bit and add them to every window. They do a great job at levelling the household temperature at all times, especially when it’s the hottest outside. Blinds also increase security, peace of mind, and make your home quieter.
  3. Add more fans
    Ask yourself, is it really hot enough for the air conditioner? Will a fan suffice? While you’ve probably gotten into the habit of always reaching for the AC remote, challenge this on the next spring-summer day. Or bedrooms, overnight. A fan can be just right, even on low.
  4. Consider an energy audit
    An energy audit will pinpoint any issues that are chewing up power in your home. It’s a great way to understand how much energy your air conditioner consumes, as well as those fans. This will help you make informed decisions about which system to use and when.
  5. Follow a maintenance plan
    Partner with a local air conditioning service, maintenance and installations team (in the Adelaide Hills), so they can take care of your system. With regular maintenance, your technician can keep your AC running well, so it won’t need as many breaks as it otherwise would without the service.

Use these simple steps to give your AC unit an occasional break and keep it running smoothly. Give it a break, regularly, and chances are, it won’t break down.

Before those infamous, hot Adelaide days start, it’s a good idea to get your air conditioner checked. We travel all over the Adelaide Hills, so give us a call to book in your service.

Get in now before those blazing hot days.