To Get Ready for Summer:
- Change your filters.
- Turn off your humidifier for the summer
- Test your air conditioner before the hot
weather begins. If you experience a problem, you
don't want to find that out on the first day of a
Summer Energy Saving Tips:
- During the cooling season, set your thermostat at
75° F or above.
- Do not set the thermostat below 70° F at night or
ice might form on the indoor coil.
- Make sure your filter is clean.
- Have your system checked by a professional to make
sure that your refrigerant level is correct and that your
coils are clean.
- If you have a programmable thermostat, programming
the thermostat to turn up an additional five degrees when
you plan to be away will save more energy.
- Keep your shades drawn on the sunny side of the house
during the day.
- Trim the shrubs surrounding your heat pump or air
conditioner to ensure good air exchange across the
If You Lose Power. . .
If your air conditioner or heat pump is running and you
experience a power outage for any reason, (lightning
strikes, storms, power line damage, etc.) a shut-off sensor in the
unit can be activated.
This sensor is called
the "time-delay" sensor. It protects the unit
from any further damage due to successive power surges by
preventing the unit from re-starting immediately. The time
before the unit can come back on varies between 10 and 20
If this happens, turn the system
to "Off" at the thermostat and wait 20 minutes to
allow the sensor to re-set before attempting to turn the
unit back on. If it does not restart, then call for