Having a new air conditioning system installed is a big investment, and it's one you shouldn't have to make very often. By being proactive and maintaining your new air conditioning system regularly, you will extend your AC's lifespan. Following these tips will also ensure your new air conditioning system works as efficiently as possible, keeping your home comfortable and your electric bills reasonable. Here are three ways to make your new AC last as long as possible:
Have an Annual Tune-Up
Many homeowners ignore their air conditioning system until something is majorly wrong. A better approach is to sign up for an annual maintenance plan. Each spring, just before it gets warm enough to need your air conditioning system, your maintenance professionals will inspect your air conditioning system. They will change the filter and components, and troubleshoot the system to make sure nothing needs to be repaired.
Maintain the Outside AC Unit
The outside unit of your air conditioning system is easy to ignore, but the truth is that some simple maintenance will keep your entire AC system working more efficiently. Your outdoor AC unit should be located in a shady location instead of in direct sunlight if at all possible. You can even purchase a shade cover made specifically for your AC unit at any major home improvement store.
A few times a year, it's a good idea to shut off the unit and disconnect it from power, remove branches and debris from the unit, and then hose it off with cold water. Make sure it's completely dry before powering it back on.
Have Repairs Made Promptly
One mistake many homeowners make is ignoring the signs that their air conditioning system needs to be repaired until the problem becomes more serious and costly to repair. Having repairs made promptly means that the component that needs to be repaired can be fixed or replaced before other AC components are damaged as well.
Signs that your air conditioning system needs to be repaired include making unusual or loud noises, not cooling your home as effectively as usual, taking longer to turn on than usual, and anything that makes you think your AC is not working as well as it used to.
By maintaining your new air conditioning system and working with a trusted air conditioning repair service to keep it running as well as it should, you will help your AC system last as long as possible.Share
14 November 2017
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