Browse All Recipes

Like on Facebook

Daily Newsletter

EBook - Buy One Get One!


iTunes | Stagetecture Radio

Ronique Gibson - | Blog Talk Radio Feed

Most Recent Posts

  • Easy Meal: Savory Caprese Burger Recipe
    Easy Meal: Savory Caprese Burger Recipe
  • Dinner Meal – Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Recipe
  • Family Moving: Is Your Family Ready for a New Home?
  • Labor Day Dessert: Carrot Cake Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
  • How to Throw a Great Labor Day Party
Posted by

Guest Blogger: Preparing your Air Conditioner for Warmer Seasons

Guest Blogger #904, Entry #2127, March 21, 2013

Can you believe it? It’s almost time to start getting ready for the warmer seasons and the heat once again. Time to purchase some tank tops, shorts and sandals. Time to look for some great summertime recipes. And, it’s also time to get our air conditioners ready to keep our homes cool through the warmer seasons like June, July and August.

When it comes to our air conditioners, sometimes our houses are not as comfortable as they could be and it’s because we didn’t take the proper steps to make sure that we are doing all that we can to get the most out of our air conditioning units.

summer kitchen view outdoors

Ensure your interiors are kept cool with a well-working air conditioner

Image via: FINNE Architects

If you would like some tips on how to get yours prepped and ready to go (or rather, blow), we have five for you right here:

Get it serviced.

Oftentimes, we don’t think to get our central air unit serviced unless it breaks down and sometimes by then, it ends up costing a lot of money to repair. For this reason, it really is best to set up a maintenance appointment twice a year (once in the spring and once in the fall) to have a professional come out and inspect it.

Replace air filters.

Something else that a lot of people fail to do is change their air filters on a regular basis. When they don’t, it causes all kind of dirt and debris to clog up the filter, which makes it harder for the cool air to flow through. If you’re wondering how often you should change yours, according to many service experts, it’s a good thing to do every 90 days (on average).

Purchase a programmable thermostat.

When you’re coming into the house after a hot summer day, naturally, your body’s temperature is going to be elevated. This could tempt you to turn your thermostat down really low. However, if you keep causing your air conditioner settings to fluctuate, it’s a surefire way to not only raise your energy bill, but also put you at risk of causing it to have a short or blow a fuse. One way to prevent this from happening is to purchase a programmable thermostat. That way, your house can stay at a set at a comfortable temperature throughout the day without you constantly changing it.

nest thermostat

Install a programmable thermostat

Image via: Nest

Check your fluid levels.

If you have had your unit checked fairly recently but for some reason, it seems like it is not blowing out cold enough air, your Freon levels may be low (perhaps due to a leak). You can go to your favorite search engine and put “how to change air conditioner Freon” in the search engine to learn how to do it yourself; however, it tends to be a pretty complicated process and so you’d be better off contacting a company like for assistance.

Clear your vents’ paths.

If you have a central air unit, there are vents that the air flows through. Sometimes, people forget to remove the throw rugs or furniture that may be on top of the vents. When this happens, it can cause you to turn up your thermostat which can make your central air unit work harder. This, in turn, can cause it to get a lot of unnecessary wear and tear. So, make sure that you keep things away from your vents so that the air from your air conditioner can flow freely.

For more warmer weather home maintenance tips, click here.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Receive Stagetecture's Daily Lifestyle Ideas

FREE - Daily emails with recipes, home decor, D.I.Y, and lifestyle tips! : ) Who doesn't need help?

0 0 1472 21 March, 2013 Guest Blog March 21, 2013

About the author

View all articles by Ronique

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Stagetecture Favorites

  • Guest Blogger: Decorating your Home with Feng Shui Basics
    Guest Blogger: Decorating your Home with Feng Shui Basics
  • Guest Blogger: How to Decorate your Industrial Loft
  • Guest Blogger: How to Creatively Decorate with Instruments
  • Guest Blogger: 5 Benefits to Investing in a Conservatory
  • Guest Blogger – Inside Secrets: Painting Tips from the Pros
  • Guest Blogger: How To Effectively Allergy Proof Your Home
  • 10 Top Tips for Getting your Garden Ready for Autumn

Join Me


About Me

Stagetecture combines my passions - architecture, home staging, organization, food recipes, decor, and everything home! Poke around, stay awhile, there's something here for you!

-Ronique Gibson, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

Ronique's Full Profile

 Meet Stagetecture Contributors  

My Writing Services

Writing Services

Pinterest Favorites

  • Guest Blogger: Distinguishing Between Modern to Industrial Interior Design
    Guest Blogger: Distinguishing Between Modern to Industrial Interior Design
  • How to Choose the Right Style Garage Door
  • Guest Blogger: Money Saving Tips for Hiring a Home Contractor
  • 5 Ways to keep up your home’s curb appeal… even in the Winter!
  • Olioboard Inspiration: The Inspiring History of Thanksgiving
  • Planning a Backyard Wedding At Your Home
  • Stagetecture in your Home in 2011 – Happy New Year!