The last thing you want this summer in Dunbar, WV, is to have problems with your air conditioner. While it’s easy to forget about your system, giving it a little attention will help keep it running strong. Here are four simple tips to prevent major problems with your air conditioner this summer:
Give Your AC System a Break
When the weather really warms up, it’s easy to bump down the thermostat to provide a little more relief. However, the greater the difference between the outside temperature and your thermostat setting, the more strain your AC system endures.
When the weather becomes unbearably warm, consider bumping your temperature up a few degrees. This reduces both the wear on your system and your energy bills.
Clear the Area Around Your Condenser Unit
Your condenser unit sits outside your home and is responsible for venting the heat absorbed inside it. If there’s debris around your condenser unit, it prevents air from flowing through condensing coils. This airflow restriction prevents the condenser from venting the heat and strains the system.
Change Your Air Filters
Your system must be able to circulate air through it and your home to provide a cooling effect. The air filter is the entry for air to your system, and it’ll clog as it removes airborne particles.
When your system strains to circulate air, it adds stress to components and forces it to run for longer cycles. This both drives up your operating expense and creates additional AC repairs.
Schedule Seasonal AC Maintenance
One of the best ways to keep your system working optimally is through routine AC maintenance. A service technician will check for airflow restrictions and test for components running poorly. These checks keep your system efficient, extend its service life and reduce the need for repairs.
Avoid a catastrophic breakdown during the hottest parts of the summer by giving your AC system a little TLC now. Schedule an AC tuneup with the experts at E.J. Thompson & Son LLC today.
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