Here are 4 air conditioning maintenance best practices for the upcoming summer from rental property maintenance company Keepe.
Air conditioning issues pose one of the top maintenance items in rental housing every year. Now is the time to check your air conditioning maintenance before you get that call from a tenant.
1. Don’t Defer Air Conditioning Maintenance
Prevention is key to keeping your air conditioning in working order.
Don’t defer regular inspections and air conditioning maintenance requests. Deferred maintenance issues are more expensive to repair later down the road. It’s best to keep up efficient operation and ensure your property is performing well by having an expert take a look at problems you may have otherwise missed.
2. Strive for Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is a key indicator for determining your air conditioning system’s performance.
Increasing the energy efficiency of your systems will extend the life cycle of your infrastructure and keep energy-related utility costs under control.
3. Add a Smart Thermostat
Consider adding a smart thermostat to allow your tenants to program the temperature settings in their units. This can save energy over time.
A programmable thermostat makes it easy to match your cooling needs to your schedule. It offers more flexibility and ease for tenants to minimize air conditioning use.
4. Remove Obstructions Around the Exterior System
Regularly inspect the air conditioner system outdoors at least twice a month. Remove any loose vegetation, yard waste, and other debris from the system.
A clear zone allows your air conditioner to pull in the air it needs to control the temperature in your property.
A simple maintenance checkup can make all the difference in the world.
Utility bills jump in the summer as tenants increase their air conditioning system use. Be ready. Put in place efficient systems and processes in your maintenance strategy to ensure optimal efficiency.
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Keepe is an on-demand maintenance solution for property managers and independent landlords. The company makes a network of hundreds of independent contractors and handymen available for maintenance projects at rental properties. Keepe is available in the Greater Seattle area, Greater Phoenix area, San Francisco Bay area, Portland, San Diego and is coming soon to an area near you. Learn more about Keepe at https://www.keepe.com