How To Prevent AC Problems
We can’t guarantee that you’ll never run into AC problems. But there are a few things you can do as a homeowner to help avoid running into common everyday AC problems that may jeopardize your air conditioning unit. And while these tips are meant to help extend the life of you AC unit, they aren’t a substitute for an annual HVAC tune-up.
If you’re ready to experience a better cooling experience this summer, consider these tips:
Change out your air filter
The primary function of the air filter within your AC unit is to protect the unit itself from AC problems. A dirty air filter can create airflow resistance. As a result, your HVAC system needs to use more energy to maintain comfortable temperatures throughout your home. In addition to limiting your comfort, a dirty air filter can cause a lot of wear and tear to your system – leading to costly operational damages.
Keep your outdoor AC unit clean
How does a clean outdoor AC unit help protect your air conditioner from AC problems? The fins on the outdoor unit are there to help you AC disperse heat into the air outside. If that ability is limited, the system won’t run as efficiently. This can lead to wear and tear as the unit has to work harder, as well as increased energy bills.
Schedule routine maintenance from your trusted HVAC technician
Not a surprise. We, of course, suggest you get regular AC maintenance to avoid any easily preventable AC problems. It’s the most effective way to protect your home AC system.
Contact A-Abel to schedule your AC inspection. We’ll address any existing problems with your unit, be able to identify any developing ones, and we’ll ensure your system is in excellent condition to perform its job throughout the summer.