Although the summer of 2020 is winding down, it’s not too late to start planning how to save on next year’s cooling costs. Spending a few minutes now could help you enjoy a more comfortable and affordable home next year. Use these three tips for end-of-summer AC maintenance to save money next spring in Cheyenne, WY.

Replace the Air Filter

During the autumn months of the year, the days can be warm. It’s possible that your air conditioner will cycle on some of these warm fall days. Now is a good time to replace your air conditioner’s filter. A dirty filter lowers air conditioner efficiency by as much as 15%. Even if the weather this autumn is cool, the new filter will be ready when the air heats up next spring.

Wash the Outdoor Unit

Pollen, tree sap, dirt, and dust can accumulate in the unit, reducing its efficiency. After a cooling cycle finishes, turn off the air conditioner’s power. Use your garden hose to wash the outdoor unit.

Sanitize the Condensate Line

Warm air holds a lot of moisture. When the warm air in your home passes over the cold refrigerant in the indoor unit’s evaporator coil, some moisture condenses out of the air. The water drains into the condensate line. If this pipe gets clogged, your air conditioner could break down or develop water damage. At the end of the summer, disconnect the condensate line. Scour it with a 10% bleach solution, rinse with water, then reattach it.

Our skilled technicians at Advanced Comfort Solutions are ready to provide you with air conditioning maintenance for your Cheyenne home. You can also turn to us for heating maintenance, repair, and installation services. Homeowners throughout Cheyenne and the surrounding areas also choose us for quality indoor air quality solutions, duct cleaning, whole-house fans, and maintenance agreements. If you’re a business owner, we also offer commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services. Contact us today for more tips on taking care of your cooling system, or schedule an appointment for any of our affordable services.

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