Air Conditioning Tips

Posted Apr 6, 2017

Keeping your HVAC systems maintained regularly is essential for optimizing energy efficiency and extending the lifespan of your equipment. Milani has assembled some advice for you to successfully maintain your air conditioning unit during these hot summer months.

Maintaining Your Air Conditioning in Vancouver is Easy with a Little Effort in the Summer Months!


Keeping your systems for HVAC in Vancouver maintained regularly is essential for optimizing energy efficiency and increasing their lifespan, so we here at Milani have assembled some advice for you to successfully maintain your unit for air conditioning in Vancouver during these hot summer months.

1. Check Your Filter. A dirty filter makes it harder for your system to push cold air out, increasing the amount of energy you use and, therefore, the money you are charged on your energy bill. To save this money, make sure to check and clean your air filter every three months at a minimum (sometimes more in heavy-use seasons). In addition to increasing the energy efficiency of your A/C unit, a clean filter will be more effective at cleaning the air in your home, potentially reducing allergens and illness.

2. Regulate & Calibrate Your Thermostat. Many things can throw off the calibration of your thermostat, including dirt build-up or an accidental knocking. Checking your thermostat’s calibration and accuracy can help you to better control your energy use while getting the actual temperature you want. Not checking them can result in increased energy bills, which nobody wants to pay!

3. Reduce Heat from Sunlight. There are many ways you can reduce heat from sunlight in your home, including blinds, window shades, and tinted windows. These strategies help keep heat from entering the home, allowing air conditioners to work less to keep your home cool and comfortable. Because your air conditioner works less, you may see a marked decrease in your energy bills, making sun protection a worthwhile investment!

4. Clean Your Vents. Like cleaning your air filter, cleaning your vents may reduce the amount of allergens and dust in the air, and it certainly improves the energy efficiency of your air conditioning! Clean your vents to make sure that they are free from dust before seasons when you anticipate using your A/C unit more. This will help you and your family to enjoy fresher, healthier, and more energy efficient air!

These tips are not all-inclusive, but they should help you to start off your summer months with a well-maintained A/C unit. Should you experience problems with your air conditioner, or should you want professional maintenance services, we at Milani will be happy to help. Just give us a call!

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