Regular Maintenance Can Get Your Air Conditioning Through The Summer

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Regular Maintenance Can Get Your Air Conditioning Through The Summer

Regular Maintenance Can Get Your Air Conditioning Through The Summer

29 June 2020
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The summer season is clearly when your air conditioning puts in the most work compared with any other time of year. It's not uncommon for an air conditioning system to get quite a workout in especially hot climates. If you know that your A/C is putting in overtime this summer in order to keep your family cool, you'll want to step up your maintenance game to make sure everything keeps running as it should. Suddenly being without a working A/C on a hot summer day can be a nightmare scenario, but it's one that you can avoid with a little extra due diligence. Here are some maintenance tips to keep in mind.

Look at More Than Just the Filter

The one air conditioning maintenance tip that most homeowners already know to follow is that your air filter needs to be changed on a regular basis. This is of course one of the most important maintenance tips you can follow this summer, but don't let this be the only maintenance task you do. When you open up the panel to change the filter, take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Pay special attention to the wiring for any visible problems. If you see dust start to accumulate on other components, take time to clean it out.

Room to Breathe

The central air unit that is located outside your home needs proper ventilation in order to suck in the air around it before it can begin the cooling process. If you don't do a good job of cutting the grass in that area or making sure the area is free of additional obstructions, your A/C is not going to do a very good job of cooling your house. Make sure the central air unit is free of weeds or any other impediments that might cause the system to run less efficiently. You want to give your central air unit extra room to breathe.

Don't Assume You Can Do It All

If you are giving your air conditioner quite the workout this summer, it might be best to have it looked at by a professional to make sure everything is still running as it should. Schedule an annual maintenance checkup with an HVAC professional halfway through the summer in order to ensure that everything is running as it should be. A seasoned professional might notice potential problems in the making that you don't have knowledge or skill to notice on your own.

Contact an air conditioning maintenance service today for more information.

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I used to routinely get calls from HVAC contractors in my area offering annual maintenance contracts. As soon they would identify themselves, I would quickly say no thank you and hang up. After all, my heating and cooling system was working fine. Why would I spend money on services I clearly didn't need? Boy was I wrong! A few years ago, my AC unit suddenly stopped working. I called my HVAC contractor to have it repaired and assumed that my warranty would pick up the bill. That was until I learned my warranty was voided due to a lack of maintenance. Out of nowhere, my decision to ignore those maintenance calls was about to cost me more than a $1,000. I know there are others out there like me. It is my hope that this site will provide them with the knowledge they need to avoid the mistakes I made.