Learning About Old and New Furnace Options

Learning About Old and New Furnace Options

Keeping Your Air Conditioner In Top Condition: What To Do

by Louise Moore

The average air conditioner for residential installation costs around $500 to $4,000. Since you want to protect your investment as much as possible and make your air conditioner last as long as the rest of your HVAC system, you need to make sure you keep the unit maintained.

Proper maintenance is easy to do and will prolong the lifespan of your air conditioner so you spend more time enjoying the unit and less time fixing it. A well-working air conditioner is more reliable and energy efficient than one that is wearing down. Here are ways you can keep your AC unit in top working condition.

Get regular inspections

You should have your air conditioner inspected on a regular basis, even if the unit is working well. This not only protects any warranty you have on a newer air conditioner, regular maintenance helps prevent small problems from becoming bigger issues.

Your HVAC specialist will tell you how often you should have your air conditioner inspected. If you use your air conditioner year-round or most of the year, you may need to have your unit inspected more frequently than if you only use your AC unit during the summer months.

Pay attention to small issues

Even if you get your air conditioner maintenance done on a regular basis, your AC unit can still have problems from natural wear and tear and age. If your air conditioner makes strange noises when it kicks on, fails to maintain a cool temperature even if you haven't changed the thermostat settings, has a fan blade that isn't working, or is causing your energy bill to spike suddenly, call for air conditioning maintenance right away.

Your HVAC specialist will take apart the outer cover of your AC unit to see what component is causing your problems. Smaller issues can be repaired, or you can have belts, fans, and other parts of your air conditioner replaced if they are worn out.

Clean air ducts and filters

Regular cleaning of your air conditioner's ducts and filters will not only keep the unit from overheating, this precautionary measure will also improve air quality in the home as well. You have pollen, dirt, dander, and other debris floating in the air that can get caught in the air conditioner's filtration system, and a quick cleaning will help prevent any issues. Your air conditioning maintenance specialist will clean ducts and filters for you for optimum air conditioner performance.


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Learning About Old and New Furnace Options

Hi there, my name is Marissa Sonder. I would like to use my site to talk about the different types of furnaces available for residential and commercial applications. Growing up, my school had an actual boiler room that provided heat and hot water for the entire building. All of the students loved to go down to the boiler room and learn about all of the components down there. Although many buildings have moved on from this old piece of equipment, I would like to discuss its use in detail on this site. I will also talk about modern electric, natural gas, propane and oil furnace systems. Thanks for coming by.