When is the last time your air conditioner stopped working in the middle of August? Hopefully, your answer to this question is “never.” If it isn’t, you understand just how frustrating and uncomfortable it is.
In many cases, you will have to call a technician to have your AC inspected and repaired. The following information covers some simple air conditioner maintenance actions you can take to keep your AC system in good condition.
1. Replace Air Filters
Replace the air filters in your HVAC system regularly. When they are clogged, air filters force the compressor to have to work harder, causing it to burn out. It is a good idea to replace your air filters at least biannually to keep your air freely circulating.
2. Check Your Thermostat
Check your thermostat to make sure it is functioning properly. Make sure it’s not placed in an area where it will read hotter or colder than it is. This will give the AC system a false reading.
3. Clean the Outdoor Unit
Don’t get so wrapped up in what’s going on inside your house that you forget what’s going on outside. The outdoor unit of an air conditioning system can be overlooked. Be sure to clear all the debris or any other blockage that could gather around it. Leaves and other debris that gather can block the exhaust, forcing the unit to overextend itself. In some cases, it can even be a fire hazard.
4. Follow Your Warranty
Each air conditioning system has a warranty with a maintenance schedule. Make sure you follow it to keep everything updated and in good working order for the lifespan of the air conditioner. Many of these visits are included for free with the warranty when you purchase the AC unit.
5. Call Us Today
If you have questions about how you can improve the condition of your AC system, give Hammack Service Company, Inc. a call today. We perform any maintenance you can’t do yourself to get it in working order again. On top of that, our NATE-certified technicians provide a variety of other services, including indoor air quality inspections, repairs, installation, duct cleaning, and filter replacement.