Imagine being in the middle of a Summer heat wave. Temperatures are in the mid-90’s and gradually rising. You click on your thermostat hoping to hear that chilling whoosh of your air conditioning and nothing happens. Next thing you know, you are calling your HVAC company, hurriedly trying to get the next appointment for a specialist to come and repair your air conditioner system. Most of the time, these repairs could be prevented if you take some time to take care of your air conditioning system before the Summer heat waves hit.
3 Easy Tips to Prevent Major Air Conditioning Repair
Take a look at some of these basic tips to prevent air conditioning repairs to a minimum and keep your air conditioning system running as efficiently as possible.
1. Change Your Filters Regularly
It is a general rule to change your filters about every 3 months or so. This will help to keep your air conditioning running at its optimal level. When the filters are not changed regularly, they will become clogged and the air conditioning system will begin to work inefficiently. You will need to run it at a lower temperature and a faster fan speed to cool your home. This can strain your system which could wear your system down, leading to repairs. The filters also make a huge impact on the air quality of your home or building.
2. Do HVAC Maintenance Every Spring and Fall
Have an HVAC company do some maintenance every Spring and Fall. This will ensure that any minor issues are addressed and the vents are completely clear and clean. Minor issues can grow into major problems later. HVAC maintenance can prevent costly repairs later on in the season. HVAC maintenance also keeps your system running as efficiently as possible. Efficiency helps to lower energy costs, so you will be saving on your electricity bill.
3. Check For Any Signs of Air Conditioning Repair
Sometimes there are signs that your air conditioning system needs some attention before it completely breaks down. Making these simple repairs are much easier to manage than serious repairs when the system completely breaks down. Watch out for these signs:
- Weakened Airflow
- Excessive Noise
- Water Leaks
- Inaccurate Thermostat
- Odd Smells
If when you turn on your air conditioning you notice any of these signs, turn off your air conditioning unit and talk to your HVAC company about doing the necessary repairs. Repairing it now will be much less of a hassle than it would be once the system completely shuts down.
Talking to Your HVAC and Plumbing Company About Your System
If your system does break down, your HVAC company should be able to manage any repairs that your system may need. Make sure that you also talk to them about preventing any other issues in the future. Your HVAC company should be open with you to discuss how to keep your system in the best shape and how to keep it running as efficiently as possible. Make sure that you pay attention to your HVAC system and check on it regularly to avoid serious repairs.
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