San Antonio is getting another taste of summer this week. Temperatures hit the 90s yesterday and it’s going to stay pretty close to that for the next couple of days.
We’ve seen some people talking on Twitter about how they’re just now turning on the AC for the first time. That’s pretty admirable, considering we’ve already hit the 90s a couple of times this year. I know I’ve had my AC going for a while now. There are two things that are extremely important this time of year, especially if you’re turning on the air conditioner for the first time in several months.
Now that we’re getting closer to the summer months (or summer weather), it’s time to consider changing your air filter once a month. Dirty filters not only make your air conditioner work harder, which means you pay more for electricity, but they can also potentially damage your equipment. Air filters run only a couple of bucks. You can buy them at HEB or any home improvement store.
Second, this is the time of year homeowners are encouraged to remember about air conditioner maintenance. Among several other things, a tune-up will clean your coils and the blower, which alone could increase the energy efficiency of your AC by 15%. It’s a small investment that can provide big results – especially as the temperatures get hotter and hotter.
Remember, it won’t be long until we’ll be wishing it was only 85 or 90 degrees outside!
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.