Air conditioners give us clean and cool air all summer. So, it’s understandable that the air conditioner wears down due to continual usage over time. However, with some minor effort and investment, you can save money and continue to breathe clean air.
Here are some air conditioner maintenance tips, you can follow to ensure optimum performance and your family’s safety.
Clean Air Filters
Air conditioners have air filters located near the blower unit near the ductwork. These allow air to flow smoothly through the system. It is essential to regularly clean these air filters for optimum airflow.
Failing to clean them may lead to congestion. It’s common for ice and debris to accumulate on the coil, for example; these prevent the passage of air through the system. As a result, your air conditioner seizes up.
Upgrade The Thermostat
Sometimes, the unit keeps cooling an empty house or apartment when no one’s home. Failing to adjust thermostat temperature shortens the HVAC’s working life and leads to rising energy bills.
The easiest way to prevent this is to upgrade to a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to program the device according to different times of the day. This upgrade will remove the human element, helping you save money and extending the AC’s working life.
Maintain Your Outdoor Condenser Unit
An AC’s outdoor condenser unit is subject to debris, dirt, and dust, especially if it’s located near plants, bushes, or grass clippings. Cleaning the outdoor unit is a simple DIY project. All you need to do is turn the thermostat off, remove the AC’s main power switch, and remove all the growth, clippings, and debris from the outdoor unit.
You can also hire professional air conditioner repair services for this job.
Schedule Professional Maintenance
It’s essential to know that most HVAC manufacturers require proof of regular maintenance if you decide to submit a repair claim.
Certified technicians have the knowledge and expertise to diagnose problems quickly and get your system up and running safely.
While these maintenance tips can keep your air conditioning system running smoothly and efficiently, the professionals will also check your AC’s electrical components, mechanical components, coolant levels, and duct integrity.
You can now count on the professionals at MaxCare Heating & Cooling for HVAC system repair, installation, and maintenance services in London and SW Ontario. We offer a free diagnosis before our repair services and help you make an informed decision. Schedule our services today!