How To Care For Your Air Conditioner
Performing proper maintenance on your air conditioner regularly is an essential part of home ownership. A regular maintenance routine saves you money in the long run by preventing the need for repairs or replacement. A well-maintained air conditioning unit can last well over ten years. How do you care for your air conditioner? Below we outline a few simple maintenance tips that can improve the longevity and reliability of your unit.
Change The Filter
The air filter collects unseen dust and particles, keeping allergens and irritants from floating through your home. As the filter collects more dirt, air flow decreases. Furthermore, the filter will become less effective at keeping the air clean. You may notice heightened allergies or have trouble breathing if the filter is too clogged to do its job correctly.
How often you should change your air conditioner filter depends on the time of year. In extreme-temperature months (summer and winter), you should change your filter monthly. During the other seasons, change your filter at least once per season.
If you notice that you have to change your air filter more often than recommended, you may have a more severe problem. At Houston Admiral, we can get to the bottom of air quality issues so that you can breathe easily in your own home again.
Clean The Outside Unit
Your air conditioning unit is exposed to the elements. Debris such as leaves or trash can build up on the outside. The fan blades will collect dirt. The fins may become bent. All of this can block airflow and affect your unit’s efficiency. Closely follow your unit’s user manual when cleaning your unit. Unless otherwise stated, avoid using harsh, abrasive materials such as a power washer or a hard-bristle brush.
You don’t need to tackle all of the dirty work yourself. Houston Admiral technicians have just the right tools to get even the toughest cleaning job done.
Check The Thermostat
Besides energy costs, there’s another reason not to run your air conditioner twenty-four hours a day: it can shorten the life of the unit. The parts will become worn more quickly. Then, you may need replacements or repairs. Setting your thermostat will prevent these inconveniences. Set the thermostat to turn off once it reaches a certain temperature. Alternatively, you can upgrade to a programmable thermostat that adjusts according to your schedule.
Houston Admiral’s experienced technicians can quickly install a programmable unit in your home. You can save your air conditioner’s life and still have a cool house when you come home from work!
We Can Care For Your AC
Properly maintaining your air conditioning unit can be a daunting task. Houston Admiral offers routine maintenance. Let us take care of your unit, and all you ever need to touch is your thermostat! Call us at (281) 876-9400 today or contact us here to learn more about our service contracts for Spring, TX residencies and commercial properties.