When temperatures reach their peak this summer, your air conditioner will be working at maximum capacity. Most air conditioners (those without variable speed settings) only run at one speed. They are on or they are off. So when it’s hot out, your air conditioner has to run for a lot longer to reach the temperature you’ve set on the thermostat.
You may already know this, but you likely don’t think about it very often. And something you might not know is how quickly parts of your air conditioner can wear down thanks to overuse. That’s why it’s so important to keep your air conditioner maintained. We’ll tell you more below.
Schedule Regular Maintenance Visits
One of the most important things you can do for an air conditioning system is to get regular maintenance visits from a trained professional. An expert air conditioning technician can:
- Examine your system.
- Tune it up.
- Clean off the coil.
All of this helps the parts to run smoothly, lowering the chances that you’ll have to deal with a major AC system breakdown on the hottest days of summer.
Clean the Filter
It’s one of the easiest things you can do for your air conditioning system, and yet so many homeowners neglect this task. Changing the filter once a month or cleaning it (but only if it’s reusable) helps to maintain airflow throughout the system, saving you money overall and preventing system failure at the hottest time of day if it becomes overworked attempting to pull air into the system.
When something goes wrong with your air conditioner, take notice. Call a technician ASAP. Waiting too long to repair an air conditioning component can make all of the other components wear down as well, working too hard to compensate for the missing piece of the puzzle. When temperatures reach extremes and it’s very humid outside, your air conditioner works so hard that this broken part may finally cause the whole system to collapse.
Boehmer Heating & Cooling offers air conditioning repair and maintenance services in Mt. Lebanon. Call our friendly staff for exceptional customer service.