If you own an HVAC unit, there will come a time when you’ll need an AC repair. However, there are ways to prolong needing a repair and to keep your unit running in tip-top shape for quite some time. By taking a few proactive steps in caring for your AC unit, you’ll be able to save money, time, and more. It is important to note that these tips are about regular maintenance. If you suspect that something is wrong with your unit and it is in need of a repair, you should not hesitate to contact AC repair experts. Delaying a necessary repair will likely lead to more issues and a more costly AC repair in the end. Here are a few tips for preventing an AC repair with regular maintenance and awareness of your HVAC system.
Keep Debris Away from Your Unit
Many people ignore their unit outside and will need an AC repair because they have allowed vines and plant life to invade it. Keeping debris away from your unit should be part of your routine maintenance. You should also take the time to keep bugs and rodents away because they like to invade units and can wreak havoc on them. When mowing the lawn, be sure you direct your grass clippings away from the area, and always check it after a storm to make sure large branches or smaller debris didn’t fall on it, and dirt and leaves aren’t starting to build up around it because of torrential rain or strong wind.
Keep Your Home at the Appropriate Temperature
Some people like to crank their AC unit extremely high, and this can cause the unit to work harder than it should. Or if those in your family or office are continually adjusting the thermostat behind each other’s backs to opposite temperatures, the unit will always be readjusting the temperature and adapting to the room. It’s best to find a temperature that everyone can agree upon and only adjust it a few degrees when necessary.
Pay Attention to Doors, Windows, and Insulation
When you want to make the most out of your AC unit, make sure that your doors and windows are closed when it’s running. Also, check your doors and windows for any drafts that might be coming through when they are closed. The insulation in your attic and around your house can also make a difference in how well your HVAC system performs and how often it needs to be repaired. The harder it has to work, the sooner it will wear out.
Stay on Top of Your Routine Maintenance
Write down on your calendar when it’s time to change your filter and always keep clean filters in your house so that you don’t skip or delay changing it. Also, try your best to keep the vents vacuumed out and free from dog hair, dirt, and debris that can get trapped. Listen to your unit when it’s running properly so you can quickly identify the signs that it needs a repair or service.
Schedule Your Annual Service
When you want to prevent AC repair, take the time to plan an annual servicing. Comfort Experts will come in and make sure that everything is in proper working order, and we can answer any questions you have about caring for the unit. Not only will you save money on future repairs when you work to prevent them, but you’ll save money on your energy bill because your unit will be operating in its optimum condition.