Air conditioning has advanced from a luxury to a necessity for most people in the past generation. Air conditioners provide relief from the intense heat and humidity of summer. You can choose from a range of options to cool your home. An air conditioner, no matter what type, makes up one-half of one of the most complex and important systems in your home. As a homeowner, you need to understand the basics of your HVAC system, the types of maintenances you can perform on your own, how to spot impending problems, and when to call our experts at Airinmotion for help. Here are some tips we have compiled on how to avoid costly air conditioner repairs.
Change your AC filters regularly
It is easy to put this chore off, but it is important to change your air conditioner filters on a regular basis. We suggest that you buy several filters so you stay prepared for the summer. When you have the filters at hand, it is easier to remember to perform this chore when you need to. We can change your filters as well during seasonal maintenance on your HVAC system.
Adjust thermostat settings
You can make your thermostat work for you. Set it so your house is cool when you are home but save energy by a higher setting when you are away. It is easy to do this with a programmable thermostat. If you do not have one, consider the energy savings a programmed cooling setting could mean for you. Call us at Airinmotion and have us install one of the new, advanced thermostats for you. Set it to fit your schedule and ensure you are not paying extra to cool your home when you are not there.
Service condenser coils
It is imperative to ensure that your air conditioner’s condenser coils are in good working order. Faulty condenser coils can lead to lack in efficiency and reduce your air conditioner’s general performance. When you schedule proper maintenance with us, we will inspect your AC and if there is any damage to it, we will fix it. This is because if we leave it unrepaired, it could lead to larger issues and more expensive repairs in the long run.
Keep your unit dirt free
Since you rely on the proper functioning of your air conditioning system, you should take good care of it. One of the best things you can do for your air conditioner is to keep it clear of any debris and dirt accumulation. When you do this, you extend the lifespan of your unit. In case you do not have the time to do this, we have you covered because cleaning your unit is part of our regular maintenance routine.
Ensure that you get a professional to check out your air conditioning system at least once a year. It is often best to do this before summer. We offer a 20-point inspection for your entire HVAC unit to ensure that nothing is in poor shape and that all valves and connections are secure. By scheduling annual AC inspection, you are taking protective measures to prevent bigger issues before they occur.