An air conditioning system is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make for your home or office. But many owners tend to completely forget about proper care and maintenance, affecting the system’s efficiency and reducing its lifespan. Keeping your AC maintained will give you the best chance of staying comfortable and cool throughout the year and avoiding breakdowns. More than that, having your system serviced regularly will save you money on costly early replacements and get more savings on power bills.
Here are a few things you can do to make sure your air conditioning system will last longer and run as efficiently as possible.
1.Have ACs regularly serviced.
This may seem like added cost. But you will find that scheduling for regular service is a worthwhile investment. Having your air conditioner regularly serviced will make sure that your system is operating at optimum efficiency and allow you to easily spot minor issues to be fixed before they become major faults. After all, you don’t want your air conditioner to break down at the time you need it the most.
It is best to hire an experienced specialist to run a routine checkup, check for wear and tear, check if the system is running efficiently and check for any faults that may be causing increased energy use and reduce its lifespan. Spending a few dollars on service once a year could save you hundreds more on skyrocketing power bills, emergency call out fees or a costly new air conditioner.
2. Clean/change filters.
The simple task of changing or cleaning your air conditioner filter can already do wonders for your air conditioning system. It is advisable to change or clean (if you have a reusable filter) an air conditioner filter every three to six months and should not wait until an annual service. When it runs, your AC accumulates dust, debris, and dirt and clogs the filter. This prevents the air from passing through into the room, taking longer to change the temperature. This causes the system to work harder and consume more energy to maintain the desired temperature. Clogged filters can also cause some vital components of the system to break down.
The process of changing or cleaning the filters is really simple. You can check your user manuals for specific instructions on how to do this. You can also choose to do routine cleaning/changing of filters every month. This would help extend your system’s lifespan.
2. Check for leaks.
Leaks can be caused by faulty drainage in your air conditioning system. Dripping air conditioners can compromise the system’s efficiency. Check your air conditioner for small puddles of water or any drips. If you spot a leak, even a minor one, it is best to contact a specialist and have it repaired. It is easier to action a small issue than wait before it causes the system to break down.
Proper air conditioning service and maintenance will not only give you greater benefits in terms of savings but it will also give you peace of mind knowing that your trusty AC will be at its best when you need it the most. Cold Front is more than happy to help you with your air conditioning needs, making sure that your air conditioner performs as efficiently as needed all year round.