Written on: April 25, 2022
New England was hit with a particularly harsh winter this year, and now spring is finally here! As things start to warm up, now is a good time to think ahead to the summer and make sure your AC is ready to handle even the hottest of days ahead.
If your AC is more than 15 years old, now is a good time to replace it. Old ACs can have a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating as low as 6. Modern units have a SEER rating of 15 or higher. That difference adds up to hundreds of dollars spent or saved on your cooling bills during just one season. A low SEER rating also means you won’t have reliable cooling on those days when you need it most.
Before you turn on your central air conditioner for the first time this year, do the following to make sure it’s ready to keep you and your family cool all summer long:
Once you start using your AC, keep an eye out for signs of a refrigerant leak. Without sufficient refrigerant, your unit won’t be able to generate cold air. Signs of a refrigerant leak include poor cooling, ice on the evaporator coils, and fluid spots near your AC condenser.
The absolute best way to prepare your air conditioning unit for the hot weather ahead is to have it inspected and serviced by a home cooling expert. Lombardi Energy & Gas offers an Air Conditioning Service Plan that includes preventative maintenance and discounts for service visits. During your maintenance visit, a certified technician will take care of the steps listed above, replace worn parts, lubricate your system, and ensure that your home cooling equipment is operating optimally so you can count on it all summer long.
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