The last thing you want to deal with during the hottest months of the summer is your HVAC system malfunctioning. While many problems happen unexpectedly and can often be fixed with a simple solution without spending a ton of money, there are preventative maintenance tips you can start implementing now to help ensure that your HVAC system stays in good working order throughout the season.
What Can I Do to Keep My HVAC in Good Working Order?
To help protect your HVAC system and keep it in good condition, follow these steps periodically:
- Make sure your air filter is clean. If your air filter is dirty, it will cause your system to work harder than necessary, raise your utility bills and inadequately cool your house. If the filter is dirty, simply take it out, run it under water to remove debris and reinstall it after it has dried thoroughly.
- Keep the area around your unit clean. Overgrown plants and other objects create hazards that may cause your unit to break or malfunction. A good rule of thumb is to keep a couple feet of space around your unit clean and clear.
- Pay attention to your thermostat to ensure that it’s communicating with your AC unit effectively. Make sure that the temperature of your house is reaching the desired temperature set on your thermostat.
- Call in an experienced technician to check the wiring and components on the inside of the air conditioner unit for signs of trouble, such as rust and corrosion so that they can address these problems early on. This is also a good time for them to check other components such as the evaporator coil to ensure they are in good condition.
If you have adjusted the AC settings, cleaned your filter and around your unit, but you’re having other issues, it may be time to call in a professional to assess the problem.
Need Additional Help?
An air conditioner maintenance is something that you cannot handle on your own. Contact the licensed HVAC professionals at Air Treatment ClimateCare to help you address the problem. Scheduling regular annual maintenance in the summer before you start your air conditioner will help avoid problems down the road. A professional will be able to identify any initial issues that should be taken care of so that your A/C will keep you cool all summer long.
Have more questions? Contact us today, we’d be happy to chat with you and schedule an appointment with one of our certified technicians if needed.