A routine A/C maintenance can do wonders on your unit and your bank as well. If you want to stay cool throughout the summer days, you should start by keeping a well-maintained air conditioning at home. Here are five (5) simple air conditioner maintenance tips that keep your system from emergency breakdowns.
Clean/Replace Air Filters
How important is it to keep your air filters clean at all times? Mind you; dirty air filters can cost lives. During high-use seasons like spring and summer, you should clean it once a month. To avoid the possibilities of allergen-related illnesses, it’s necessary to ensure a clean and healthy air blowing in from your air conditioner.
Keep Up Your Outdoor Unit
Many homeowners tend to forget that the condenser unit exists because we don’t see it more often than the other A/C components. Over time, dust, dirt, leaves, and bushes may overwhelm the outdoor unit that lessens its efficiency. Thus, you have to keep it clean and clear from any barrier may it be dust or bushes.
Check Electrical Wirings and Other A/C Components
Do not forget to turn off your air conditioner before doing a random examination on the wirings. First things first: check your home’s main breaker panel. See if there is anything wrong with the wiring connecting to the air conditioner. Try removing the access panel connected to the outdoor unit to see signs of overheating or short circuit. Check for burnt or blackened wires and melted insulation on the wirings. For your safety, it is best to call in a professional electrician to make a thorough inspection of the system.
Examine Your Ductwork
Always include duct cleaning in your chores list. Bring in the experts if you can not do the handwork. They will not just do duct cleaning but a complete duct inspection to look for holes and cracks. A well-sustained duct system should be free from dust, debris, pet danders, mold and holes.
Always Test Your Thermostat
It is never a bad idea to keep an eye on your thermostat. Check the display, turn it on and off and see if the controls are working properly. If you have not switched to a programmable thermostat, you better do it now. A thermostat upgrade works a lot better in keeping your home’s preferred temperature.
Call the experts at BV Air Conditioning and Heating for proper air conditioner maintenance today! Let our experienced and friendly technicians do the dirty handwork for you.