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When Should You Turn on Your A/C for the Season?

January 9, 2024

It’s important to know when to start running your New Hope air conditioning unit in the spring. You may want to hold off on turning it on until it’s absolutely necessary to save  money, or you may be tempted to start running it on as soon as the weather turns a little bit warm. Turning on your air conditioner at the right time can help you detect any issues that may exist and avoid creating a new problem.

When to Start the A/C

Turn on your air conditioner when the temperature hits 70 degrees. Even if it feels comfortable inside your house, running the air conditioner when the temperature outside is moderately warm can give you an opportunity to see how the unit works.

Don’t turn on the A/C too soon. If the outdoor temperature is below 70 degrees, running your air conditioner may damage the compressor and cause the evaporator coil to freeze.

If you covered the outdoor unit to protect it from snow and ice, remove the cover before you turn on the A/C. You should also clear any debris, such as leaves and sticks, from the area around the unit to ensure that there is adequate airflow. Use a hose, if necessary, to remove any dirt and grime. Check the condition of the A/C filter and either clean or replace it.

Call Chud if Your New Hope Air Conditioning Unit Needs Repairs

The last thing you want is to have your air conditioning unit operating inefficiently, or not working at all, on a 90-degree day. If there’s a problem, it’s better to discover that and have it addressed before the weather is unbearably hot.

If you turn on your A/C in the early spring and find that it isn’t working efficiently, is short cycling, is making an unusual sound, or is doing something else that doesn’t seem right, call Chud Air Conditioning, Heating, and Duct Cleaning at (215) 659-4343. We will send a well trained and experienced technician to your home to inspect the unit, diagnose the problem, and perform any necessary repairs or maintenance so you won’t have to worry about your A/C’s performance as we head into the hot summer days ahead.

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