It seems like every time an air conditioning unit fails, it is the middle of August and the outside temperature is extremely hot. It can be very uncomfortable to be in a home without air conditioning, so it is important that the air conditioning system is up and running at full capacity at all times. There are a few things that you can do that will help your air conditioning system run at peak performance. Here are just a few different ways that you can maintain your air conditioning system.
Without the outside air compressor, you simply would not have cool air coming into your home. The compressor is an integral part of the air conditioning system. The first step to keep your compressor working properly is to cut back any vegetation that may have encroached on the unit. You will also want to open the compressor and clean out all debris. This is a very good time to ensure that all the fins are straight and that air can flow into the compressor easily. Next make sure that the air compressor is completely level. If the compressor is not level then the coolant will not be able to flow through the compressor properly, and the air will not cool.
One of the most overlooked aspects of air conditioning systems is the air ducts that the air travels through the home. The air ducts can become blocked with debris, and can hurt the efficiency of the system. The debris will often have mold or dust, which are often allergens, and the debris will get caught in a bed in the air ducts. The more dust and debris the harder the air conditioning system has to work, and the harder the system has to work the more strain it puts on the system. You may even notice that your energy bills go up. Simply vacuum out the air ducts once a year, and have a professional clean out the air ducts every other year.
Annual maintenance from a technician may be the best way to avoid the large repairs. If you hire a technician to inspect your air conditioning system once a year they will be able to catch the small problems before the problems turn into big expensive problems. This will no doubt save you money in the long run, because hiring a technician, like those at Always Ready Repair, for small repairs is relatively inexpensive compared to hiring the technician for larger repairs.