Some tips for air conditioning maintenance
Your air conditioning system must be well maintained if you want it to continue functioning properly. You really don’t want it to break down on a hot summer day. There are a few simple things which you can do to help prevent this from happening. Here are a few air conditioning maintenance tips from Action Heating & Air Conditioning that will help increase the life of your air conditioner.
If you have a filter that can be reused, you should consider cleaning it regularly. The air conditioning system is used mostly during the late spring, summer and early fall seasons if you live in the South. You should clean it at least once a month during this season. If your filters are the disposable type, you should change them once a month. In early spring, late fall and winter when you are not running your air conditioner as much, just one cleaning each season should be sufficient, unless you have pets. Pet hair will cause you to have to change the filters monthly. Cleaning will get rid of allergens and dust which could otherwise hinder the proper flow of air through the system.
As part of regular air conditioning maintenance, you need to watch the thermostat closely. It needs to work properly so that the temperature is stable throughout your home. One good idea here is to upgrade to mechanical thermostats which are programmable. This makes it easier for you to control the temperature in your home and create a comfortable environment. It’s a feature which can even reduce running costs and help you save energy.
The condenser’s fan needs to be in good condition, and you should have it checked regularly by an air conditioning professional to make sure it is working properly. If there are cracks or chips in the blades, you should have them replaced. Older units may even require oiling the motor bearings regularly. This work should be done my your air conditioning professional.
AC units have electrical connections which you need checking regularly during maintenance. You should have the unit capacitor and the contractor switch checked. Have them replaced if they are not working properly.
Air conditioning maintenance is very important if you want your unit to run efficiently. An efficient running unit should help keep utility bills down. So make sure you choose a reliable air conditioning professional. At Action Heating & Air Conditioning we have been serving the Mobile and Baldwin County area since 1996. We have a friendly team of expert air conditioning and heating specialists ready to help. Please call us at 251 272-5900 to schedule an appointment to check your air conditioning system.