Prevent unnecessary HVAC breakdowns with these tips
If you ask any home owner about that one quality that they expect from their air conditioner then the only answer that you would get is, “cold air”. We all want efficient performance throughout our air conditioners lifespan. Perhaps, it’s true that any air conditioning unit would be nothing without effective performance but in order to achieve that you must ensure that your AC runs smoothly. But, what are the things that will help you in doing that? All you need are these five ultimate maintenance tips mentioned below and your AC will run efficiently giving you comfort and peace of mind.
#1-Check the Circuit Breaker
Always checkout the circuit breaker of your home, it is a crucial maintenance step because frequent electricity breakdowns can affect the performance of the air conditioner drastically. The idea here is to make sure that the circuit breaker works properly, ensuring that power voltage supply is received by the AC and nothing goes wrong. If the circuit breaker, trips quite often you will be fooled into thinking there is something wrong with your AC. This is one of the most common service calls we receive from customers who believe their air conditioner has broken down.
#2-Change the Filter
Remember to check the air filters of the air conditioner once in a while. Make sure that the air filters are 100% clean because dirty filters will slow the circulation of air and this can spoil the clean air inside the house. Therefore, always clean the filter gently. We often use a soft unused paint brush and vacuum. If this does not improve the efficiency of your AC then you might consider going for a replacement for the air filter so that, the same efficiency can be achieved.
#3 – Hose off the condenser One of the major aspects of air conditioner that many AC owners forget is its outdoor unit, also called a condenser. When you want your AC to run smoother then you have to give optimal care and maintenance to your condenser. Here, you have to make sure that the outdoor unit of the system is free from any type of dirt or debris that would affect the performance of the system. You have to properly clean the condenser and for further cleaning you can even consider going with a professional HVAC company who will clean, calibrate and properly inspect all of the moving parts of the unit.
#4- Keep the Thermostat Programmed
Essentially, when you adjust a few degrees during the time when you use the air conditioner quite often then this will enhance the performance of the AC and at the same time even help you save some money. Always use a programmable thermostat which automatically adjusts the temperature. Some of the newer models by Honeywell are even controlled from your cell phone.
#5-Get Professional Help When Needed
Regular maintenance, repair and replacements are three reasons you will need to consult with a professional HVAC technician. Never forget to seek help from a professional when you need it the most. Reliable professionals will help your AC run smoother and thus function in an efficient manner preventing unnecessary breakdowns.