3 Ways to Shape Up Your Home for Summer

Don’t wait until summer is here to start thinking about the health of your air conditioner. The summer months will test your system’s limits and you want to make sure that your home is in the best shape possible to keep cool all summer.   

1. Clean or Replace your Filters 

The cleanliness of a/c filters can greatly affect the overall air quality of your home. For traditional ducted a/c systems, the filters should be changed on a monthly basis for maximum efficiency. Ductless mini-split system filters should also be cleaned monthly. An important difference between ducted systems and ductless mini-split systems is that mini-split filters are reusable and can be simply removed, cleaned and replaced. 

2. Get Your A/C Serviced

Every A/C needs a little TLC to run at its maximum capacity. Try to schedule service for your system at least twice yearly - once in the spring and fall. This will ensure that your A/C works when you need it most!

3. Replace or Supplement your existing A/C

Replace: If your air conditioning is reaching its expiration point, it may be time to consider replacing your existing system before the summer months. You would not want to be caught with a system that gives up in the middle of the hottest months. The Air-Con SD Premium Series ducted system is the perfect solution for replacing your existing traditional ducted system. The SD Premium features a side discharge outdoor unit, specifically designed to take up less outdoor space while delivering energy efficiency with 18 SEER. 

Supplement: If your main ducted system is working perfectly and you just need certain areas of the house like your garage or office space to be a little cooler than usual, adding a mini-split may be the way to go. Shop Air-Con carries a variety of mini-splits as well as multi-split systems if you want to cover multiple rooms with just one outdoor unit. Just send us a message and we’ll be happy to help you find the right solution!