If you just purchased a new air conditioning system, you know have expensive this can be. In order to ensure that you do not lose a lot of money, you need to learn how to keep the air conditioning system maintained. This will help it last much longer and ensure that you and your family stay cool when it is hot outside. Keep reading to learn of two maintenance tips for your air conditioning system.
Hire a Professional
The best thing you can do is to hire a professional HVAC contractor to maintain your air conditioning system at least once a year. Do this in the early spring before the weather starts to heat up. It is a good idea to have the system maintained again in the fall because your air conditioning system likely goes through a lot of work during the summer.
The HVAC contractor will likely start outside first by checking that the unit is well ventilated. This means removing any debris that may be around the HVAC unit. This may be leaves, grass, and other things. This debris can block the vents on your unit, which can stop the airflow of cool air coming into your home.
The contractor will open the unit to check inside at all the different components to ensure everything is working properly. The contractor will also likely check the freon levels. The contractor may check the duct work in your home for any type of leaks. If there are leaks in the duct work, then this impacts the amount of air that gets into your home, which can also cause your air conditioning system to run much longer to maintain the temperature set on your thermostat.
Change the Filter
Your air conditioning system has a filter that you need to change periodically. If you let the filter get clogged, air cannot blow through it and you will notice your home becoming too warm. An air filter that is full of dirt, dust, etc., can also cause these things to get into the air inside your home. Dust mites are a big one that can cause big problems if you or anyone else in your home has allergies. If you have dogs, their dog hair will build up on the filter also, so you may need to change it more often.
There are filters that you purchase and throw away once they become full. These filters are generally not expensive, but you can spend quite a big of money throughout the years. To prevent this, purchase filters that you can wash and then keep reusing.
The contractor that you hire can give you many more tips to help your air conditioning system run well and for a long time. For more information, contact local professionals like those found at Nathan's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
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