Summer is in full swing, and there’s no better time to ensure your air conditioning system is running at its peak. While Young’s Air Conditioning specializes in HVAC Service and A/C Installation, we understand that homeowners prefer some hands-on maintenance.
Maintain and Clean Your Air Filters
One of the most straightforward DIY maintenance tasks to help your A/C system run efficiently is cleaning or replacing the air filters. The filters in your air conditioner can accumulate a build-up of dust and dirt, reducing airflow and causing the system to work harder than necessary. Not only does this make your air conditioner less efficient, but it can also shorten the lifespan of your machine. It’s recommended to clean or replace your air filters once every three months.
Regularly Inspect Your A/C Unit
Just like any other appliance in your home, your A/C unit requires regular inspection. Over time, outdoor units might accumulate leaves or other debris, causing blockages and leading to inefficient operation. Once a month, it’s worthwhile to inspect your unit visually, clearing away any debris from the surrounding area. Should you notice any serious issues, don’t hesitate to contact Young’s Air Conditioning for repairs.
Check your Thermostat Settings
Another simple yet effective tip is checking your thermostat settings. If your thermostat is set at a very low temperature, your A/C will work harder to reach this level, potentially leading to unnecessary wear and tear. It’s recommended to set your thermostat to around 78 degrees when you’re at home, and even higher when you’re away.
Finally, prevent major issues from occurring by scheduling regular maintenance from professionals like us. When it comes to intricate parts of your system such as the ductwork or electrical components, experienced technicians have the necessary knowledge and tools to perform thorough checks. Although it involves an upfront cost, it could save you from expensive repairs down the line.
Young’s Air Conditioning is always ready to assist with HVAC service and A/C installation. However, it’s important to remember that a little DIY maintenance can go a long way in preserving the lifespan and efficiency of your air conditioning system. Stay cool this summer with these helpful tips, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you need professional assistance.