Remember the saying “Take care of your car, and it will take care of you”? You can replace AC for car in that statement, and it will be equally true. Just like a car, your AC unit also is a complex system of moving and nonmoving parts. And over time one or more part is likely to break down because of wear and tear. And that’s a natural way of things to work. But if you follow these simple steps, you can not only postpone those breakdowns, but also increase the efficiency of your system.
Routinely replace your air filter:
Ask any HVAC technician from anywhere, and they will tell you the same thing. Replacing the filter routinely – about once a month during summer- is one of the best, yet one of the simplest, things you can do to maintain a functional and efficient AC system. Air filters block contaminants like dust, pollen or mold from the used air inside the house from entering the HVAC system. This very important since dirty air or not enough air in HVAC system kills the efficiency, overworks your equipment, and in extreme cases, damage your system.
Just like drinking plenty of water is one of the best, yet one of the easiest, things to stay healthy, replacing air filters is the easiest and simplest things to keep your AC healthy. Go buy a dozen, they are real cheap!
Don’t overwork your system:
Unlike a human body, your AC is a mechanical system. It can not heal itself when wear-and-tears occur. So the best way to prolong the life of your system is to minimize the wear-and-tear. And there are a few things you can do about that.
Not having your system at full blast all the time is one of the best things you can do. If you system has a programmable thermostat, set it up for higher temperature during hours when no one is home. If it doesn’t, you can buy electrical timers pretty cheaply. But don’t turn off you AC because it’s will overwork you unit when you need to cool your house down later.
Making sure that the air is free to circulate around the house is another thing. By not keeping the doors inside the house closed all the time, cool air can circulate freely. This helps bring an even temperature around the house, which makes your AC unit a happy one.
Making sure the ducts, and vents are free of any blockage or clogging is also an important step to make sure that you are not overworking your unit.
Make sure your insulation is up to its job:
Okay, so you have an excellent AC, but all the cool and clean air is being warmed and polluted by outside air seeping in through your insulation. This will not only wreak havoc not only on your AC unit but also on your bank account.
Those were things you can do to prolong the life and increase the efficiency of your HVAC system. But over time your system will eventually lose its efficiency and succumb to malfunction. That’s when you need an expert. And the good news is that simple repairs, if done early, can bring your system back to its original glory and prevent major damages.
We, at Dutch Heating and Cooling, strive to provide the best air conditioning repair in Noblesville, IN at and affordable price. Give us a call today at 317-399-7839 and have one of our friendly HVAC experts come take and look at your AC before this summer hits its high.