Springtime in Nashville can be an uncertain time of the year, here are a few tips to help keep your HVAC system running efficiently.

Change your unit’s air filter once a month and clean any electrostatic air filters on a regular basis. Keeping the filter clean can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%.

During the heat of the Summer never leave the house and turn off the A/C, then come back home and turn it on and expect it to cool the house anytime soon. It can take several hours to cool your home after the A/C has been off while at work. You can set the temperature up five to ten degrees but NOT OFF. Leaving the A/C off while away will make your system run longer & harder to reduce the heat in your home.

Regardless of the type of unit in your home the condensing coil should be cleaned once a year. Keep your unit clear of bushes, shrubs & trees. This will also help your unit running efficiently .