5 Tips to Help Prepare Your HVAC System for the Cooling Season

At the end of a long, cold winter Spring is finally here. Spring is also the best time to make sure that your HVAC system is ready for warmer weather. Taking a few preparatory steps to ensure that your cooling system will keep you comfortable later when temperatures rise. Preparing now can save you a significant amount of money over the length of the cooling season as well. R&B Climate Control is pleased to share with our customers five effective ways to enhance your comfort and increase your savings.

Change filters

The air filter not only helps protect you from breathing most dust, pollen, mold spores, pet hair & dander, various bacterial allergens, and airborne effluents that can contain cold and flu germs, but protects the equipment from the accumulation of dust and debris as well. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), HVAC system air filters should be checked every month for cleanliness during the cooling season and replaced as needed.

Preventative Maintenance

 Preventative Maintenance is the most economical way to make certain that your air conditioning system operates at peak performance when you most need it. At R&B Climate Control our safety and Efficiency plan includes conveniently scheduled tune ups that help keep your air conditioning system running at peak efficiency, saving you money on monthly energy bills. Because a well-maintained cooling system lasts longer and needs fewer repairs than a neglected one, you’ll enjoy long-term savings as well. As a preferred customer, you’ll receive discounts on parts and labor on any necessary repairs as well.

Seal Duct Work

Leaks in your air conditioning system’s ductwork can impede the system’s energy efficiency by as much as 25 percent, according to the EPA. Should your seasonal tune up reveal leaks in the network of air ducts that runs through your home, sealing and insulating the ductwork is an affordable solution. The air distribution system will deliver better performance and lower your energy costs as well.

Programmable Thermostats

When temperatures rise, it can be tempting to leave your cooling system running while you’re away from home so that you don’t return to a hot and humid Home or Office. A programmable thermostat offers a more affordable option, allowing you to program your air conditioner to adjust temperatures according to your family’s schedule. Some models even let you interface with the device remotely from your computer or mobile device.

Consider Replacement

If your air conditioning system is more than ten years old, needs an expensive repair or simply isn’t delivering the level of comfort that you want, replacement can be a viable solution. Today’s systems are up to 50% more efficient than outdated systems and offer better performance. The experts at R&B Climate control offer free in home estimates to ensure that you enjoy the best value.


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