What Can I Do to Care For My AC System?

blue-question-markYour air conditioner is important for keeping your home comfortable. Without it, things would be just as bad indoors as they are outdoors. Knowing how important your AC is to your home comfort, you may be wondering what you can do to keep it in great condition.

The first thing you can do is make sure you schedule timely professional air conditioning services with our team of technicians. Professional maintenance and repairs are your best defense against early breakdowns and discomfort. With that said, there are a few small things you can do to help reduce the stress your AC might encounter.

4 Ways You Can Help Your Air Conditioner Out On Your Own

Let’s be clear: we aren’t telling you to try your hand at AC maintenance or repairs on your own. While these services are necessary to keep your system working, they are best left to the professionals. There are some tasks that you can add to your to-do list this season that will help ease the job your system has to do.

  1. Check your filters and replace them if necessary. The filter for your air conditioner is there because prevents dust, dirt, and other airborne debris from getting into the system and causing problems. This part of your system does need to be checked every one to three months to see if it needs to be cleaned or replaced. Most systems make this an easy task for homeowners to accomplish.
  2. Check on your vents. The vents around your house need to be kept clear of debris and other blockages. Make sure you wipe down your vents so there is no dust build-up hindering airflow. You also should check to make sure that none of your vents are blocked by furniture or other hindrances.
  3. Keep your condenser unit clear of debris. The condenser unit outside your home needs to have several feet of clearance around it to allow it to vent heat out of the house. Leaves, branches, and other debris can cause problems for your system. Make sure to clear the area around your unit.
  4. Keep your thermostat setting temperate. It can be hard not to try to drive down the temperature setting on your thermostat as low as it can go, but keeping the setting more temperate is actually going to help your AC system. The Department of Energy advises keeping your thermostat set between 75° and 78°F to enjoy optimal comfort with the best energy efficiency and the least strain on your system overall.

Professional Services You Can Rely On

These are some of the things you can do to reduce the strain on your air conditioning system this summer. However, these helpful jobs aren’t going to be a replacement for the professional services that your air conditioner will need. When you need professional maintenance, repairs, or other services, you will want to reach out to us.

Please call Sydni, our Office Extraordinaire, to schedule your next appointment! We will take care of you from there! Contact The Clean Air Act to learn more about how we can keep you comfortable.

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