How To Take Care Of Your Air Conditioner
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.