It’s finally summertime! The sun is out, the weather is warm, and the beaches are calling your name. However, if you want to keep your air conditioning unit up and running smoothly all summer long, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. To enjoy a cool and comfortable home this summer, follow these four A/C maintenance tips from Davis Heating & Cooling:
Replace Your Filter Monthly
A clean filter will save you money and energy by allowing your A/C unit to run more efficiently. When your A/C filter is dirty, not only does it spread allergens and dust throughout your home, decreasing your indoor air quality, but it also makes your A/C unit work harder, which can lead to you needing repairs or even replacing prematurely.
Keep Your Outdoor Compressor Free of Debris
The compressor is the heart of your A/C unit, and it needs to be able to breathe. Check the area around the compressor regularly and remove any leaves, grass, or other debris that could block airflow. Also, make sure the coils are clean and free of dirt and dust.
Clean the Air Ducts
Another important part of your air conditioning system is your air ducts. Over time, dust and debris can build up in the ductwork, which can restrict airflow and cause your system to work harder than it needs to. Having your air ducts cleaned periodically by a professional can help improve airflow and efficiency.
Check for Refrigerant Leaks
Refrigerant is a vital part of your air conditioner’s operation, and a leak can cause major problems. If your system is low on refrigerant, it won’t be able to cool your home effectively. In some cases, a refrigerant leak can also damage other parts of your air conditioner.
Schedule A/C Maintenance With Davis Heating & Cooling
The best way to keep your air conditioner running smoothly is to have it serviced by a professional once a year. A trained technician will clean the coils, check for refrigerant leaks, inspect the electrical components, and more. This preventative maintenance can help identify potential problems before they become major issues. Contact Davis Heating & Cooling in Flemington today to schedule your A/C maintenance or repair.