5/2/2016 1:00:43 PM
Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are right around the corner, so it’s time to make sure your air conditioning (AC) system is working efficiently. Proper maintenance of your air conditioner will improve its safety and performance, reduce energy use and electric costs, and prolong the life of your system.
AC systems should be inspected once a year. Contractors will be very busy in the summer months, so it’s best to book a tune-up now before you actually need air conditioning. A typical central AC system tune-up will cover a list of tasks, both inside and outside, such as:
Ask your AC contractor to review what types of maintenance you can perform safely on your system, and have him or her walk you through those. AC system tune-ups can be arranged through local heating, ventilation and AC contractors in your area.
For more information on home cooling, check out the Minnesota Department of Commerce Home Energy Guide (pdf) or the U.S. Department of Energy’s webpage on Home Cooling Systems.
Minnesota Energy Tips is provided twice a month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. Contact the division’s Energy Information Center at email@example.com or 800-657-3710 with energy questions.