A properly functioning air conditioning system is essential if you want to keep your home cool and comfortable. However, your AC system needs regular maintenance in order to function at maximum efficiency. Herein are some important AC maintenance tips to help you keep your HVAC system up and running smoothly.
1. CHANGE YOUR AIR FILTER REGULARLY
This is the easiest step in AC systems preventive maintenance. You can easily inspect and change your air filter even without any experience working with AC components. Changing the air filter is crucial as it reduces the workload on the HVAC system.
An AC system with an air filter that is clogged or filled with dust and debris expends much more energy than one with a clean air filter. A clogged air filter also leads to less cool air entering the AC system and frozen evaporator coils. The overall effect of this constrained airflow is that less cold air comes from the vents into your home.
For this reason a clean air filter ensures that your system is more efficient, extends its life and lowers your energy bills. It is recommendable to change your air filter every 1 to 2 months.
2. TAKE CARE OF YOUR AC COILS
AC coils located on the outside unit are just as important as the air filters. If the coils are not properly maintained and shielded, your AC system uses more energy than it should run smoothly.
Eventually, your system will overwork itself and possibly break down. Ensure that you clean the coils and fins on the outside unit and remove any obstructing elements such as leaves or other debris.
3. KEEP THE AC UNIT FREE FROM OBSTRUCTIONS
Always keep your outside or indoor unit free from other obstructions including trees, shrubs, furniture or fencing. This will ensure that your unit’s air flow is facilitated. An obstructed AC unit will wear down faster than it should.
Keep at least one foot of space between your unit and other objects. If you own an indoor unit, avoid having drapes or upholstery hanging over the unit while it is running.
4. SEAL YOUR AC’S DUCTWORK
Most homes have some degree of duct leakage. This leads to increased energy expenditure since your HVAC system is forced to work harder. Enlist the services of a licensed contractor to seal leaky ductwork. Your air conditioning system will be much more energy efficient thus helping you save money while keeping your home comfortable.
5. CONTACT COOL BEAR SERVICES FOR YEARLY AC MAINTENANCE
Keeping your AC system operating efficiently needs proper, consistent maintenance and service requirements. While you can take care of some of the aforementioned aspects on your own, some issues require the attention of certified technicians.
Annual HVAC maintenance involves a number of tests to ensure that your system’s internal components are functioning properly. Any necessary repairs and tune-ups will be made after the tests and inspection.
Always take the necessary action when your AC system shows signs that it needs repair or maintenance.
You can contact Cool Bear Services today for a consultation, and quotation for all air conditioning needs you may have. We employ technicians with the necessary knowledge and experience required to diagnose and fix your AC problems quickly. We will get your systems up and running safely in no time.
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