Temps reached record highs today. What to do if you haven't used your air conditioner in months

If you use your air conditioner today for the first time in months, here are some tips from Energy Star.

News 12 Staff

Apr 29, 2024, 9:48 AM

Updated 29 days ago

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The Garden State saw record-breaking high temperatures in some areas.
If you use your air conditioner today, it may have been the first time in months. Here are some tips from Energy Star.
  • Make sure you check your thermostat settings.
  • Check and inspect the condensate drain.
  • Inspect, clean or change air filters.
"You have to check your filter. A lot of customers don't know where their filter is but that's right before it comes into the blower motor. And make sure it's clean. No. 1, make sure their electric switch is on so the unit is going to turn on. And check the thermostat," said Ray Reyes, owner of NJ Pipe Doctor Owner.
Experts say if you haven't had the unit serviced in a while or if you have the air conditioner on and there's a smell, you should call an HVAC technician and get it checked out.


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