In a world, where everything is turning to the latest advances in artificial technology, there are still some things that are done and should be done the old-fashioned way. This includes keeping your AC unit in tip-top condition so that it doesn’t leave you sweltering in the heat on the hottest day of the season. With that being said, read on below for a few of the top tips for keeping your air conditioner unit in good shape for the summer heat.
Change the Filters
One of the most common questions AC contractors get is how often should I change my AC filter? The answer is simple, on a monthly basis. Many homeowners are under the mistaken impression that you don’t have to change your AC filter unless it’s dirty, that’s not true. Changing the filter once a month ensures that the unit is working properly and that you aren’t letting allergens and bacteria into your home through a dirty filter. Some of the most reliable AC units come from brands like York, which make it easy to keep your filters clean.
Find a Reputable Contractor/Repairman
Choosing a contractor to take care of either installing or maintaining your AC unit is important as well. The trick is to choose the one that will give you the top service for the best price. Most contractors have a subcontractor database that helps them determine what to charge. You need to find the one that is the least expensive, while still being able to provide you with quality work.
Have Regular Inspections
One of the most important things on this list is making sure to have your AC unit inspected on a regular basis. A good rule of thumb is scheduling an inspection in the fall of the year, before the temperatures of winter start to plummet, and scheduling your next inspection in the spring, before the heat of summer sets in. This way you know you are covered, no matter what each season might bring.
Take Care of Your Outdoor Unit
One of the first things homeowners forget is that they have an outdoor unit. It’s tucked on the side of the house and easy to forget. However, keeping that outdoor unit clean and free of debris can save you a lot of heartache in the long run. It’s pretty simple to accomplish. When you’re out mowing or raking the yard, check that the unit is free of rubbish, debris, or grass clogging it. You don’t want anything blocking the grill because it can eventually clog the unit up and cost you a ton in repair bills. No one wants to have to replace their AC unit, just because they didn’t pay attention to the unit on the outside of their home, now do they?
Don’t Ignore the Problems
The worst thing you can do is ignore the little problems you know are happening with your unit. Call in the professionals to take care of the little things, before they spiral out of control and cost you more money than they would have in the beginning.
These are just a few of the top tips out there to help you keep your air conditioner unit in tip-top shape, no matter the season.
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