Breakdowns and AC repairs seem to be about as unpredictable as the weather. You never know when misfortune is just around the corner prowling and waiting to pounce on your poor little AC unit at any given moment! It seems we humans are slaves to the higher powers of the AC realm and must bow the knee to their will.
I bring good news, you don’t have to be a victim of the AC realm any longer. Knowledge is power so stick it to misfortune and keep more money in your pockets this summer.
Four Steps You Can Take To Avoid AC Repairs This Summer
One of the most important actions you can take is regularly changing your filter. Clogged filters cause restricted airflow and increased strain on your AC equipment. Regularly changing your furnace filter is a great way to prevent ac repairs.
Two, keep your AC unit clean and free of debris. Go outside and take a hose to your AC unit, it won’t hurt it. Spray off all the dirt, pine needles, leaves and other debris that may have gotten stuck on the coil.
Three, make sure it has plenty of room to “breathe” and there is at least a few feet of open space around all sides of the unit. Objects that are too close to the unit will restrict air flow and cause strain to occur on the equipment.
Four, have an annual tune-up performed on your air conditioner. A tune-up on your AC is like an oil change for your car. In order to keep your vehicle running healthy, manufacturers recommend changing the oil in your vehicle every three to five thousand miles.
Well the same goes for your AC unit. In order to keep your AC running healthy, manufacturers recommend a tune-up be performed every year. Most homeowner’s choose to have their AC tune-ups just before the cooling season. In other words, right now. We recommend always having your tune-up performed by a certified HVAC contractor.
See what’s included in an AC tune-up.