Exploring The Importance Of Air Conditioner Maintenance

Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.

The Basics Of Home Air Conditioning Care


With winter's freeze starting to thaw and spring rapidly approaching, many homeowners are starting to shift their seasonal preparation focus to warmer weather needs. If you are looking to maintain your home's cooling system, there are some things you need to understand. Here are some things that you need to know, especially if you are new to dealing with household air conditioning units.

Your Filter Needs Changing More Than Once A Year

Many homeowners are under the mistaken impression that the filter in their air conditioning system only needs to be changed or cleaned once a year. In fact, your filter should be changed every few months, or more often if it seems to get dirty faster. The environment around your air intake will directly contribute to how frequently your filter needs replacement. Check it regularly until you get a feel for how long it can run before it gets dirty and hinders airflow.

Maintenance Is Essential

When your air conditioning runs every time you turn it on, you might think that you don't need to worry about any kind of care or maintenance. Many homeowners ignore their air conditioner until it fails or malfunctions. This can be more damaging and costly than you would think.

You can avoid many air conditioning failures and issues if you schedule at least annual maintenance on your unit. Your AC contractor will inspect, clean, and maintain your system to help you avoid component failures and more costly repairs.

Your AC May Be Leaking Even If You Don't Realize It

You might think that there's no way you have an air duct leak cause you'd certainly know it if you had a leak like this. You probably figure you'd feel an air leak if there was one. The truth is that a leaky air duct may be completely invisible. If the air is leaking behind your wall, you may never realize it.

Instead, if your air conditioning system is running as it should but isn't producing the same amount of cool air, you may actually be losing cool air behind your walls. Your air conditioning contractor would need to examine all of the air ducts to find the source of the leak, but once it is identified, it can be patched to restore airflow through the system.

 The more you understand about your home's air conditioning system, the easier it is to keep it running at its best. Reach out to an AC contractor near you today for more help.


11 February 2020