Summers in Whitesburg, Kentucky, give air conditioners a workout. To keep your air conditioner in shape, you need to give it the care and attention it deserves. Scheduling regular HVAC maintenance checks and changing the system’s air filter are ways you can make your air conditioner last longer.
Schedule a Professional HVAC System Tune-Up
To ensure that your air conditioning system will keep you cool during the summer, schedule an annual tune-up. During this maintenance visit, our HVAC technicians will clean and inspect your air conditioner, look for signs of excessive wear, and correct any problems. They will lubricate moving parts, ensure electrical connections are secure and clear the condensate line. When you invest in this annual tune-up, you’ll benefit from fewer system repairs and a longer lifespan for your unit.
Replace the Air Filter
Change the air filter in your HVAC system at least once every three months. If you own pets or have an excessively dusty home, you might need to make monthly filter changes. When you install a clean filter in your HVAC system, your cooling system will operate more efficiently, you’ll enjoy cleaner air, and you can save money on your utility bills.
Check the Outdoor Condenser Unit
Don’t ignore your HVAC system’s outdoor condenser unit. Keep a clear area of about two feet in every direction. Cut grass and rake away dead leaves and other vegetation around the condenser to promote easy airflow. If the area around your condenser unit contains overgrown shrubs, plants, grasses, or weeds, the condenser won’t be able to achieve proper airflow, and your unit won’t be able to cool your home effectively.
If your air conditioning system is overdue for maintenance, give Appalachian Refrigeration, Heating & Cooling a call at (606) 436-0682. Ask us about our maintenance plans so you can schedule a service appointment with one of our technicians. With regular maintenance and tune-ups, your air conditioner can last longer and give you the optimum performance you want.
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