Cooling Season here we come!

Only in Minnesota do we need to run the furnace and the air conditioning in a 24 hour period. You might have done this all ready but if you’re holding out here’s a quick checklist BEFORE you switch that button from heat to cool.

Remember, having your cooling unit serviced at a minimum of every other year insures a cooler summer with higher efficiency. A unit low on freon due to evaporation or leaking makes your unit run more frequently and for longer. Only a professional can check the freon level andĀ gauge the pressure the freon is being delivered at. So, in the event you made the call and you’re waiting for the service guy go ahead and do these yourself.

  1. Clean your outdoor unit. This means removing your cover or cage and cleaning out the dead leaves, twigs and any pests that have taken residence. You can hose the unit down making sure you avoid over spraying the electrical connection.
  2. Make sure your disconnect is in tight and the breaker turned on.
  3. If you have a programmable thermostat check your summer settings or re-program.
  4. If you have an ERV or HRV turn the dial to summer mode and clean your unit and filters.
  5. If you have a whole-house humidifier turn it off. (If I did your install make sure you turn the damper handle from winter to summer.)

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