Your air conditioner is probably the most in-demand appliance in your home during the summertime, which is to be expected as temperatures become hot and your interior requires extra cooling. But even though air conditioning units are generally designed to be durable, it’s still important to give it the right amount of care and maintenance throughout its service life.
Here All Seasons, Inc., one of the top AC and furnace companies in the area, shares some tips on how you can avoid an AC breakdown in the summer.
Check and replace your filter. Check your filters for dirt buildup and clean or replace them as needed, typically as often as once a month, to ensure that dust and contaminants don’t accumulate and block the airflow in your system. Any blockage can force it to work harder, which can lead to damage and a variety of issues.
Keep your vents clear of obstructions. Air conditioning companies typically caution against blocked vents as well. Ensure that the vents in your home are open and free of obstructions so that your AC unit can maintain the suggested pressure load for your home. If the vents are blocked, this could potentially affect the performance of your AC as well as its energy efficiency.
Never skip your annual AC tune-up. Annual tune-ups are crucial to the maintenance of your AC unit. They enable a thorough inspection of the system that can alert you to any issues or damage that your AC may have incurred. These tune-ups also give you a clear picture of the current condition of your air conditioner, enabling you to schedule the appropriate repairs when necessary.
Whether you’re looking for air conditioning experts or electric panel companies, you can count on All Seasons, Inc. to provide quality services. Call us at (253) 879-9144 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve customers in Tacoma and Gig Harbor, WA.