Air Conditioner Care
July 23, 2015
No one likes to pay for emergency repairs. Air Conditioning repairs can be costly, especially when a problem has been left to linger instead of being dealt with immediately. Problems can snowball, so it’s best to minimize the impact of potential repairs.
No one wants to be left without air conditioning during these hot summer months, especially if it’s due to the need for a costly repair, so it’s worth knowing how to minimize the need of and cost for repairs.
First, your best defense is a good offense. Make sure you are having your air conditioner serviced at least once a year. The ideal time to do this is early in the season, but it is never too late to get a licensed technician out to look at your unit. A highly-trained technician will be able to assess the overall health of your unit and give you an idea of any potential problems down the road. If there a technician can detect small issues during a tune up, allowing you to fix them before the repair becomes expensive.
Another very important maintenance step that could save you future repairs is making sure to change you air filter. Beyond helping your indoor air quality, it will also allow air to circulate more freely through your home. When your air filter is clogged, your HVAC unit has to work harder to circulate air, putting more strain on it. We suggest changing your filter monthly to keep the air in your home flowing, but at the bare minimum, your air filter should be changed once every season.
Be aware of your air conditioning unit and check on it regularly. Clearing debris away from the unit will allow for better air flow. Also, by getting close to your unit, you have the opportunity to check it for any odd sounds or visual damage that may have occurred.
These are small things you can do, but they will help save you a lot of money in the long run.
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