As a renter, you may feel that your HVAC unit is not necessarily your responsibility. In most cases, property owners take charge of an HVAC unit, but that doesn't mean you don't feel inclined to act at times. After all, you are the one who is living with the unit. You may wonder if there are things you can do to make your home more comfortable.
There are some cases in which you are not able to wait for a property owner to respond, or perhaps you need to make some quick changes to make yourself comfortable and safe as the weather changes.
Change the Filter
Changing the filter on your unit is one way you can make your AC more efficient. Filters that are clogged with debris are less efficient, thus costing you more money as you use them. You benefit from changing the filter regularly as a renter.
Clean the HVAC Unit
Cleaning your unit can sometimes be effective as well. Units can get clogged, especially any outdoor components. Rinsing and wiping these parts can be helpful.
Check the Thermostat
Your thermostat might be wrong, and it might be giving you false information. This is especially the case if your unit is in direct view of the sun, increasing the heat your thermostat reads. If you have a faulty thermostat, it's worth replacing if you want to take your new unit with you.
Take Photos to Monitor Problems
As a renter, there is a lot you can do to monitor potential issues. Taking photos is a good idea if you are unsure how to proceed with an HVAC problem. Pictures can also be used to show an AC professional what could be wrong with the unit.
Cleaning your vents is something you can do on your own, and you don't need to remove or replace anything. Wiping off vents also prevents the spread of debris and dust throughout your house. The more debris floating around, the dirtier your filters can become.
Consider a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat is a great way to control the temperature of your home from anywhere via your smartphone. That makes your home more efficient.
Emergency? HVAC Professionals Can Help
A professional can provide you with HVAC assistance, no matter what kind of issue your home's unit is contending with.
To learn more, contact an air conditioning company in your area.