If we could offer you an air conditioning system that was guaranteed never to break, we’d do it in a Pittsburgh minute. We can’t do that because such an air conditioning system doesn’t exist, but what our experts can offer you are some great tips on how to avoid air conditioning repair and reduce your incidence of repair. None of this entails working on your system yourself – leave that to the experts. These are just some simple suggestions from our AC professionals here at Boehmer Heating & Cooling to help you get ahead of air conditioning repair:
Tip #1: Don’t ignore that strange sound.
Homeowners know when something is off in the house, whether it’s your dishwasher or your heating system, so when you hear something odd coming from your air conditioning system, take it as a sign that it’s likely an issue has developed. Your next step? Call for your technician and schedule an appointment.
Tip #2: Change the air filter.
You’d be amazed what a clogged air filter can do to an air conditioning system. One of the first things it does is restrict the air flow in the system, making it difficult for your system to operate. Another thing a clogged air filter can do is create icing, because restricted air flow causes an imbalance with the heat release/cooling process. By following the industry recommendation of changing your air filter every 3 months, you can save yourself a lot of hassle and problems with your AC.
Tip #3: Schedule maintenance.
It’s as easy as a phone call, and only has to be done once a year (twice if you own a heat pump), but many people forget about scheduling maintenance for their AC system. Maintenance helps keep your system energy efficient, working optimally and in good working order for the entire cooling season. Don’t skip it – schedule it!
We hope these tips help you keep your air conditioner in great shape this summer, but if you do have service needs for you AC system, call us right away and let our experts help keep you cool!