“Self-care” is a term that’s on the tips of everyone’s tongues lately. It’s important to take care of yourself in a world that’s ever-changing and often hectic. If you’ve heard about self-care, then we’re sure that you’ve heard about all the typical things associated with this phrase—mud masks, baths, mindfulness, and meditation. Although self-care is often associated with acts like this, self-care can also be practicing a little discipline to look out for your future self.
How can you do this, you ask? Well, you can start with your air conditioning service in Grand Prairie, TX. We know that this is a little unexpected with this type of topic, but assuring that your AC system is in great shape is a great way to help yourself. Our AC services are like “self-care” for your HVAC system too—think of our work as an AC spa day.
What You Can Do
Here are a few ways to pamper your air conditioner and, in turn, help yourself stay comfortable this summer:
Think about how long ago you got your home’s air conditioner. We’re sure it was no more than a decade ago but now think about the last time you got a new thermostat. Can you even recall the last time that you got a new thermostat for your home? If you can’t recall, then you’re overdue for a new thermostat.
Yes, you might be able to run your thermostat without any apparent problem, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t problems right beneath the surface. If you still have a slide or dial thermostat, then it’s time for you to get a Wi-Fi or smart thermostat. Wi-Fi and smart thermostats are going to help you get faster, more precise comfort for a lower price.
Stay on Top of Your Filter
Your air conditioner’s filter is important. If you’re not changing your air filter at least once a season, then you’re just not getting the quality that you need. Dirty air filters lead to bad operation throughout your home. If you’re not changing your filter regularly, make sure that you take a moment now to set yourself a reminder to change your filter on a regular basis. This is going to make sure that you have the necessary comfort year-round.
Run it Responsibly
Do you know how to run your air conditioner? We’re sure that your immediate answer to a question like this is yes… but we want you to think about it. Do you really know your air conditioner’s best practices?
One thing that many homeowners don’t know is that they’re not supposed to turn their air conditioner to a lower temperature when you want your home to cool off faster. This isn’t wise. We know this seems like it would work, but it won’t. What will really happen is that you’ll overwork your AC and damage your system in the process.