It doesn’t take much time, money, or effort to maintain your air conditioner. All it takes is a few minutes of your time each month and a little bit of TLC from you. In this blog post we’ll go over the basics of what you need to know about maintaining an air conditioner so that it lasts for years without any problems. The first thing you should do when starting on this journey is find out if the unit needs to be maintained by a professional technician or if there are any self-maintenance options available in your area. It’s important to note that some manufacturers recommend annual maintenance while others suggest every 5-10 years depending on where you live and how often the machine is used. The more frequently it’s used, the shorter its lifespan will be – so if your AC has been running constantly for 10+ hours a day over 3 months or longer then plan ahead with an appointment!
It might sound like we’re nagging when really what we want to do is help people avoid costly repairs down the road by scheduling routine service visits before there are any major issues.
Every year, you should schedule a maintenance appointment for your air conditioner. This is important to ensure that the unit will be working properly in the hot summer months when temperatures are at their highest. There are many benefits to scheduling an annual maintenance appointment including:
#1. Preventing breakdowns and repairs in the future.
Did you know that over time your air conditioner will break down and require maintenance? Prevent this by using a few simple tricks. One, make sure to turn off the power switch before working on it so there isn’t any electricity in use. Two, install weather stripping around where cold air leaks out of your house because if enough leakage occurs then it can cause problems for other parts as well such as ice forming inside which is problematic when thawing happens during warmer months. There are even ways to save money with some minor adjustments! For example, changing the thermostat setting from 72 degrees Fahrenheit or higher to between 68-72F saves about 10% per hour according to Energy Star guidelines; doing something like opening windows at night instead
#2. Ensuring safety and efficiency of your system
Your air conditioner isn’t just an appliance in your home. It’s a vital part of keeping you cool and comfortable during the summer heat, so it needs to be taken care of responsibly!
The safe use of your air conditioning unit is essential for maintaining comfort levels on hot days this season.
#3. Improving indoor comfort levels by maintaining optimal air flow
Maintaining the optimal airflow of your AC can greatly improve comfort levels.
To maintain a comfortable indoor climate, it is important to keep an eye on how well our air conditioner performs and whether or not we are letting enough outside air flow in from open windows and doors as they cool down the house. Making adjustments such as closing up vents that connect rooms with one another will help circulate more fresh outdoor air inside which also has cooling benefits when done during warmer months; whereas opening them up helps heat escape so you don’t have to work too hard heating things back up again at night after dark.
#4. Protecting environment and reducing energy usage by keeping your system operating efficiently
You can save money and the environment by keeping your air conditioner operating efficiently.
The average home loses about $35 per month on energy bills just from an inefficient AC unit! How much is that? That’s like a round trip to Orlando, Florida—or watching over 160 hours of television every year with no commercials or waiting for DVDs to arrive in the mail.
#5. Avoiding high repair costs
Avoiding high maintenance fees for an AC unit is a pretty important goal that everyone seems to have this time of year, but what do we need before our cooling systems stop working? The first thing most people think about when they are trying not to lose their mind from the heat: repairing or replacing equipment. Some repairs may seem simple–just change out the filter, adjust some screws, unclog vents and drain pipes—but without knowing which ones actually work best in certain circumstances (and also potentially depending on if one has any experience) will lead into dangerous territory where something does malfunction later down the road! Better call an electrical and air conditioning specialist when unsure on what to do.