Three-quarters of all homes in the US have air conditioning units.
A fully-working AC system makes your home or business the perfect temperature, even when the mercury is rising outside.
The trouble is, AC systems can go wrong. You could find yourself sweating on a big repair bill or even a brand new system.
Read on as we take a look at how to keep on top of your central AC maintenance throughout the year.
There are some maintenance tasks that you should try to perform at least once a month.
Check Outside Units
You feel the benefit of the cool inside your home, but a lot of the magic happens outside.
The outside units are where the refrigerant that has taken heat from your home condenses and the heat is passed into the air outside.
You need to make sure that these units are kept clean and free from debris. Give them a quick check over once a month to keep them in good order.
Inspect Air Filters
Over time, dust and other particles will clog up your air filters. This is their job; to keep this junk from entering your AC system.
Once a month, make a quick check of your air filters to make sure that they’re not getting clogged up. A quick clean should be enough for the first few months.
These tasks should be taken on once every three months or so.
Change Air Filters
Keeping your air filters clean will help, but if you want your AC system to work at maximum efficiency, we would recommend changing the filters every three months or so.
Your AC system won’t have to work as hard to circulate cool air, so you’ll save on your energy costs.
Adjust Your Thermostat
As the season changes, so do the temperature in your home.
Make sure that you adjust your thermostat accordingly.
You could end up wasting energy if you have your AC cranking out cold air when it doesn’t need to.
There is one task that should only need performing once a year.
This is one of the most important, however.
Once a year, you should get a professional to come and give your AC system a once over.
It’s far better to find and fix any problems before they become a major issue.
If you wait until your system breaks down, it may be too late to repair it and leave you needing an air conditioner replacement.
Looking for Help With Your Central AC Maintenance?
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We have more than 20 years of experience in installing, repairing, and replacing HVAC systems.
We’re a family-run business that always strives to be honest, trustworthy, and dependable in meeting your HVAC and appliance needs.
As well as AC and furnace repair and replacement, we also offer repairs for many other appliances such as dishwashers, garbage disposals units, washers, dryers, and refrigerators.