There are very few certainties in life. Many of the certainties that we do have are not all that positive in nature. Point in case—that you’ll eventually need air conditioning repairs. There is simply no such thing as an air conditioner that is never going to require professional repairs. That being said, there are plenty of ways in which you can help to keep the need for such repairs to a bare minimum. We can help you out with that.
Keep today’s post in mind as the cooling season progresses, and be sure to schedule any and all air conditioning services in Ballwin, MO, with our team. You can always count on us to get the job done right, whatever that job may be. The fact of the matter is that it is just too hot for too long to take any chances with your home cooling system. And now, let’s get on to those tips that we promised you.
Change Your Air Filter Regularly
The single best task that you can handle on your own when it comes to keeping your air conditioner in prime working condition is changing your air filter regularly. “Regularly” is a bit vague, we know, but there is no exact time frame that you should adhere to. A number of factors, from pets in the home to airtightness and general cleanliness, will affect the needed frequency. However, every 1-3 months is a good general rule to follow.
Remember, the harder that your air conditioner has to work to do its job, the greater the risk of operational problems developing with your system. A very dirty filter can lead to excessive strain on the system resulting in short cycling, for instance, which greatly increases overall wear and tear. By simply changing this filter regularly, you’re actively helping to protect your system.
Keep the Outdoor Unit Clean and Clear
We aren’t talking about polishing your condenser unit up to keep it looking spiffy and new. We’re talking about keeping it functional! It may sound overly simple, but the simpe approach is often the most effective! Keep that unit clean to prevent problems.
Remember, your condenser unit is releasing heat removed from the air in the house. If it’s covered with grass clippings, that function is impeded. Keep the top of the unit clear of items like fallen tree branches, too. If things fall into the top of the unit, they can get caught up in the fan blades and other moving parts.
Schedule Annual Maintenance!
This is the big one, folks. If you are serious about keeping your air conditioner in the best working condition possible, then you absolutely must schedule routine AC maintenance with trained professionals. Maintenance Plan makes it easy and affordable!
A thorough tune-up is not something that you can handle on your own. No, not even if you watch a tutorial online. No, not even if it’s, like, really really good tutorial. Trust us, this is a job that you want to leave to the pros.