Proactive Tips For Better AC Performance
Goodbye winter! It's time to start thinking about your air conditioner :) Here are some proactive AC tips from Trane.
SETTING THE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SEASON
In the summer, place the system switch on COOL, and the fan switch on AUTO. Then set the temperature by using the indicator on the thermostat control. Now your system will cool your house whenever the indoor temperature climbs above the thermostat setting. It will shut off when the desired room temperature is reached.
In the winter, when the system switch is on HEAT, the system will operate whenever the room temperature falls below the temperature setting. Once the desired temperature is reached, the system will shut off.
KEEP YOUR OUTDOOR AC LOOKING NEW
Clean the enamel finish of your outdoor unit with soap and water. For stubborn grease spots, use a household detergent. Do not use lacquer thinner or other synthetic solvents as they may damage the finish.
EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR AIR CONDITIONER
When building a new house or renovating an old one, choose light-colored roof shingles to reflect more of the sun’s heat.
During moderate weather, don’t use the system unnecessarily.
Draw blinds or drapes to block the sunlight during the hottest part of the day.
Install awnings over windows exposed to direct sunlight.
In the cooling season, don’t run kitchen and bath exhaust fans longer than necessary.
Don’t place lamps, TV sets or other heat producing devices beneath a wall-mounted thermostat. Rising heat from the equipment may cause the system to over-cool your house.
For all your plumbing, heating and cooling needs give us a call at Service First Tradeworks Ltd. (250) 832-5558 or (250) 675-3668 :)
This information is for educational purposes only. Tampering with your system may void your warranty. If you have any questions about your system, call a Trane Comfort Specialist™.