As we start to feel the air warm up outside, it’s time to shift your thinking from heating to cooling. Before you know it, you will be making this switch to keep your home comfortable. If you have a unit that is older and you are looking to get as much time out of it as possible, you may be wondering how to best achieve this goal. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about some things you can do to extend the life of your cooling system to help you get the most out of it.
How Can You Increase the Efficiency & Life Expectancy of an Air Conditioner?
Because your air conditioning system has so many different working parts that keep it running, you need to care for and maintain them. Your AC will work around the clock as we start steadily approaching summertime, and you need to do everything in your power to keep it running. Here are some tips to help extend the life of your system.
– Clean or Change Air Filters: You need to always stay on top of your air filters. They should be cleaned or replaced on a regular basis to keep your system working efficiently. When filters are dirty, your unit won’t be getting the air circulation that it needs to work properly.
– Clean Air Ducts & Vents: When you replace your air filter, a good rule of thumb is to clean the ducts and vents as well. Using a vacuum, remove any dust and debris that could be blocking the airflow.
– Clean Outdoor AC Condenser Unit: The outdoor unit usually gets forgotten until you experience a problem with your AC system. It is important that the area around your outdoor unit remains clean. This means removing any leaf litter, trash, landscaping and anything else that could block airflow and cause your unit to work harder. It is also important that your outdoor unit is sitting on level ground. If it isn’t, using gravel, wood or any other material to level the slab is important.
– Professional AC Tune Up & Maintenance: With the help of a licensed and trained professional, you can make sure your system is ready for summer. Aspects of your cooling system that are difficult to handle on your own may include cleaning the coils, inspecting the fins, inspecting the condensate line, refrigerant line inspections, motor and fan blade inspections and more. When you have professional maintenance performed on your unit by a professional HVAC company, you are far less likely to run into repairs during the upcoming summer season, and your cooling system will last longer.
AC Maintenance, Repairs, Replacement, Emergency Repairs & More in Springfield, Granby, Holyoke, South Hadley, Monson, Chicopee & Agawam, Massachusetts
Now is a great time to have the professionals at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning perform routine maintenance and other needed services on your cooling system. Our highly trained professionals will not only give your unit a thorough inspection, but we will also clean it thoroughly as well. Call us today!