How To Take Care Of Your Air Conditioner

by | Mar 26, 2020 | AC Replacemment, Air Conditioning | 0 comments

Although we use our cooling systems often, how much do we really know about it? You may not have expert knowledge of the intricate parts of your system but understanding some basics can help. It’s important to know how to take care of your air conditioner so it will last for many years.

We’ve provided 3 things you should know so you can keep your air conditioner running smoothly.

3 Ways You Can Take Care Of Your Air Conditioner

1.  Dirty Filters Kill Airflow and Efficiency

Filters are not only about air quality—they are about efficiency as well. During those extremely cold and hot months of heavy use, your system’s filter needs to be changed monthly in order to properly run effectively.

When the filter gathers dirt, the unit has to work harder to provide the air we have been accustomed to.

This overworking of your system will also show up in your bill. Don’t pay more for a worse performance. Check for the filter’s minimum efficiency reporting value. The higher the rating, 1 to 12, the greater the filtration it has.

2. You can help keep your A/C cool

Your air conditioner’s job is to keep you cool and comfortable, but you can also contribute!

If your room temperature is already extremely hot before you turn on the system, it has to work exceptionally hard to cool the temperature down and restore your comfort.

However, if you keep blinds and shades closed during the day, your room temperature will cool down naturally, and give your system a break. Preventing your system from overworking itself will not only extend the life of your A/C but also lower your costs.

You can also help your cooling system by improving insulation, sealing any leaks, and using ceiling fans or floor fans.

3. Regular Maintenance is Crucial

When was the last time a professional stopped by to clean your cooling system? Bi-annual maintenance for an air conditioning system is vital for not only safety but also longevity.

We recommend you get your unit observed once in the spring, and once in the fall.

Waiting until you have a problem with your unit to call a professional is both ineffective and extremely dangerous! A technician will identify underlying issues, repair any issues before you’re looking at a costly bill. With continual maintenance, your cooling system should last up to two decades!

Wrapping It Up

These are just 3 simple ways to keep your air conditioner going strong and get the most out of it.

If you need an HVAC professional who can help with regular system maintenance, please contact Southern Pride Service today. We also provide a full range of cooling installation, repair, and maintenance services.

We respond promptly to your needs and handle your residential air conditioning questions with the highest care and consideration.

Air Conditioning Repair Services

 If your air conditioning system isn't working properly, prompt repair is important to keep you comfortable in your home. Southern Pride Service offers cooling system repair services for AC systems of all types. This includes:

  • Central air conditioning system repair

  • Heat pump repair

  • Ductless air conditioning system repair

  • Geothermal system repair

Our experienced HVAC team can diagnose and treat all types of AC problems. Some common reasons that you might need cooling system repair include:

  • Air conditioner won't turn on 

  • Air conditioner won't cool properly 
  • Freezing of the outdoor unit

  • Leaks

  • Unusual sounds or smells

  • Electrical problems

Our repair technicians use the latest tools and technology to diagnose your system's needs. We offer fair, upfront pricing and prompt repair services.

 Schedule AC repair now so you can be cool and comfortable in your home. Call 301-932-4925 or contact us online.


Air Conditioning Installation and Replacement Services

 When it comes time to replace an older or faulty air conditioning system, or install an entirely new unit, our team will recommend the best system for your home and budget.  We'll work with you to take the stress out of the install process with quick and efficient service. We also offer financing options to make it more affordable. 

 Some signs that you're in need of replacement include:

  • Cost of repair is high, so replacement is more cost-effective

  • The system is 10 years old or older

  • You're struggling with frequent breakdowns

  • The system still runs on Freon

 For your air conditioning installation quote, contact the pros at Southern Pride Service.


Keep Your System Properly Maintained with Southern Pride Service

 Proper AC maintenance helps extend the life span of your air conditioning and cooling system and reduce the risk of a breakdown. We offer air conditioning  maintenance plans that will help you keep your system running properly to proactively avoid costly issues and repairs later down the line. We recommend scheduling maintenance at the start of the cooling season, so that your HVAC system can operate as efficiently as possible all season long.

 Is your air conditioner overdue for maintenance? Schedule it today by calling 301-932-4925 or contacting Southern Pride Service online for help.