Taking Care of Your Air Conditioner
Summer temperatures mean one thing - your air conditioner is working overtime! If you want to keep your home cool and comfortable this summer, it's important to take care of your AC.
We have some tips on how to take care of your air conditioner before, throughout, and after summer. Keep reading for helpful advice on how to keep your AC running smoothly all season long.
Schedule Professional Maintenance
It's important to have your air conditioner serviced by a professional every year. This tune-up will ensure that your unit is running efficiently and can help prevent small problems from turning into larger, more expensive repairs.
During a professional tune-up, a technician will clean the unit's coils, check the Freon levels, and lubricate any moving parts. The technician will also inspect the electrical components of the unit to make sure there are no loose connections or frayed wires.
If you have an older air conditioner, it's especially important to have it serviced regularly. Older units are less efficient than newer models and require more frequent maintenance in order to keep them running properly.
By taking care of your air conditioner, you can extend its life and keep it running smoothly for years to come. Regular maintenance is the key to preventing expensive repairs down the road.
Change Your Filters
If you want your air conditioner to function properly, it is important to change the air filter regularly. Depending on the type of air conditioner you have and your usage, you should change the air filter every 30 to 90 days. If you live in an area with a lot of dust or pollen, you may need to change the air filter more often.
A dirty air filter can reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner, which will lead to higher energy bills. A dirty air filter can also cause the unit to overheat and break down.
Changing the air filter is a simple task that anyone can do. First, locate the air filter. Its location will vary depending on the model of your air conditioner. Once you have found the air filter, remove it and dispose of it properly. Then, insert a new air filter into the unit and make sure it is securely in place.
Know Your Appliance
As a homeowner, you should frequently inspect the visible parts of your air conditioner for debris or broken parts. By doing this, you can prevent expensive repairs or replacements down the road. In addition, regular maintenance will extend the lifespan of your air conditioner and keep it running efficiently.
The coils on the outside of your air conditioner can get dirty, which reduces its efficiency. To clean them, simply remove any debris (such as leaves or dirt) and then rinse with water. You can use a brush to help remove any stubborn dirt.
Don't Hold Off on Necessary Repairs
Most homeowners don’t think about their air conditioner until it breaks down. But by then, it’s often too late. Waiting until your AC stops working is not only an inconvenience, but it can also be costly. That’s why it’s important to take care of your air conditioner and get necessary repairs before something major happens.
If you notice any strange noises coming from your air conditioner, it’s important to get it checked out quickly. A rattling noise could be a sign that there is something loose inside the unit.
It’s also important to keep an eye on your energy bills. If you notice that your air conditioning costs are rising even though you haven’t changed your usage habits, there could be something wrong with your AC unit. An HVAC technician will be able to diagnose the problem and make the necessary repairs.
Trust Us to Keep You Cool This Summer
If you're in need of air conditioning repair or maintenance this summer, don't hesitate to call the R. Brooks Mechanical team today at (855) 912-6489. We're here to help make sure your home stays cool and comfortable all season long!