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Some Helpful Air Conditioning Tips


We’ve been through a long summer here in Riverside, CA and the warm weather isn’t over. You need to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to handle those warm temperatures that will linger over into next month…or two.

We know that you might not think that there are “best practices” when it comes to your air conditioner, but we’re to tell you that there are. We specialize in HVAC in Riverside, CA. This means that we understand all aspects of your air conditioning system—from the technical side to your role as the residential homeowner. We’re going to help you brush up on some of the best air conditioning tips to get better cooling power at home.

The Best AC Tips

Here are some of the best AC tips that are going to help you get better AC service.

Turn It Up

We know that you might not want to turn up the setting on your thermostat when it’s hot out, but this can really be necessary. We know that we live in one of those desert climates that brings along dry, baking heat during the height of the summer. When you come indoors after being out in sky-high temperatures, you might want to crank your thermostat temperature down to something super chilly. This really isn’t necessary though. Choosing and mild temperature and waiting for your home’s internal temperature to cool down is the wiser decision. It’s better for your AC health and AC longevity.

Get a New Thermostat

It’s time for you to get a new thermostat! If you’ve had the same thermostat for more than 10 years, if you’ve never upgraded your thermostat, or if you aren’t running a digital thermostat at the very least, then it’s time for you to upgrade.

You need to be running a smart or Wi-Fi thermostat in your home. These thermostats are going to go the extra mile to have you get the best service possible. Make sure you invest in your home with this service.

Change Your Filter Regularly

Are you changing your home’s filter regularly? We’re talking about your air conditioner’s filer here. AC filters are in charge of keeping your air conditioner clean and ready to perform to their best ability. You should change your air filter at least once every few months. This is how you’re going to get the best service possible. You’re only hurting your air conditioner’s performance if you neglect this. This is something you can do all on your own. Just call our professionals to walk you through it.  

Call for Annual Maintenance

Are you calling for annual maintenance every single year? If you aren’t, you should be. Trust us when we say that this is going to keep your air conditioner in good health. Your air conditioner’s annual maintenance is like an annual check-up for your AC system. It’s an opportunity for you to have a professional take a close look at your system. We can pinpoint any potential problems and snuff them out ASAP.

Contact RKM Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.

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