When is the last time you gave your AC a little TLC? Scheduling a tune-up for your HVAC system now will ensure that your unit will be ready for summer. The heating and cooling experts at Abner Boiler & Heating Company offer fast, reliable AC service at affordable prices. Plus, we are sharing a few tips you can follow in between our maintenance visits, to keep your AC running in tip-top shape.
Professional AC Maintenance
Preventative maintenance is an air conditioner’s best friend. In fact, scheduling annual maintenance often allows our technicians to repair problems before they become major issues, saving our clients hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars. During a maintenance visit, we will test the internal components of the system, check and replace the filter, re-charge the refrigerant (as needed), and perform a thorough cleaning.
Other Maintenance Tips
In addition to annual maintenance, homeowners should tend to the following tasks to optimize performance of their AC:
1. Change the Filter
During a tune-up, our service technicians will check and change the filter. Additionally, we recommend that homeowners change the filter each month. This reduces strain on the motor, making the unit more efficient.
2. Clean the Coils
Similarly, keeping the unit’s coils and housing free of debris improves its efficiency. Routinely sweep debris away from the unit. If dust and other debris have accumulated on the fan and coils, spray the unit down with the garden house.
3. Trim Back Shrubbery
Keep shrubbery and landscaping trimmed back from the unit. This allows air to flow freely into the AC without obstruction.
4. Aim Dryer Vent Away from AC
If your dryer vent is located near your AC, aim the vent away from the AC unit. This prevents dryer lint from clogging your AC and obstructing airflow.
5. Adjust the Thermostat
To save on utilities, set your thermostat to a higher temperature while you are out of the house. This minimizes the amount of time your unit has to run, thereby saving energy and increasing its lifespan.
6. Seal Gaps
Air leaks around windows, doors, and ductwork allow warm air to seep into your home. This causes your unit to work harder to maintain the correct temperature. To prevent this from occurring, regularly inspect and seal these gaps.
To schedule a tune-up for your AC, contact Abner today at (608) 274-3077. We service, repair, and install a wide selection of air conditioners, including central and ductless units. Our technicians proudly serve clients in Dane County, Madison, and the surrounding areas.