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Four Air-Conditioning Maintenance Tips for the End of Summer

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Air-conditioner issues pose one of the yearly top maintenance problems in rental housing. Here are four air-conditioning maintenance tips for the end of summer. It’s not too late to improve your cooling system, even when summer is well underway, and regular maintenance will help avoid those middle-of-the-night panic calls from your tenants.

Don’t Defer Air-Conditioning Maintenance

It’s best to keep AC units running smoothly and ensure that your property is performing well by having an expert take a look for problems you may have otherwise missed.

Strive for Energy Efficiency

Increasing the energy efficiency of your systems will keep utility costs under control and extend the life cycle of your infrastructure. Although your older HVAC systems may still be working, they are probably not working as well as they should, causing higher costs and lower comfort for tenants and eventually for you.

Add a Smart Thermostat

A programmable thermostat makes it simple to fit cooling needs to the resident’s schedule. It offers more flexibility and ease for tenants to minimize air-conditioning use and eliminates waste and senseless expenses.

Remove Obstructions around the Exterior System

Inspect the air-conditioner system unit at least twice a month. Remove any loose vegetation, yard waste, and other debris from the system. (This will also help with pest control and give you a chance to look at the foundation and structure of your building.)

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