Your air conditioner is going to need repair at some point, but there are a few things you can do to reduce the incidence of repair and the size of the repair. We aren’t suggesting that you do any kind of work on your AC yourself – that should always be left to experts. But there are some simple things you can do that will help both you and your Cary AC when it comes to repair issues. However, if you are experiencing problems with your air conditioner, the experts at Ideal Services Heating & Cooling are here to help. What are the ways you can help avoid repair to your AC? Let’s take a look:
#1: Change the Filter
It may not seem all that important to change the air filter on your air conditioner, but a clogged and dirty air filter can wreak havoc on your system. Why? Your air conditioner needs to have a certain level of air flow in order to work properly and a clogged air filter can seriously restrict the air flow in the system. In turn, this can create multiple kinds of problems with the system’s operation. The easy solution? Change the air filter every three months.
Maintenance isn’t a quick once-over of your air conditioner; it is a full tune-up that includes cleaning, adjusting and lubrication, a thorough inspection and checks of the system. Maintenance helps improve energy efficiency, extend the life of your equipment and prevent repairs. Maintenance should be scheduled annually, so if it’s been more than 12 months since your last maintenance appointment, schedule an appointment as soon as you can.
#3: Don’t Ignore Signs of Problems
It can be tempting to ignore strange sounds, abnormal odors or a decrease in performance when your air conditioner is still operational, but repairs do not fix themselves. Ignoring a potential problem only leaves room for the situation to become worse, so if you are hearing or seeing the signs of abnormal operation, call for a specialist.
There is no guaranteed way to avoid repair for your air conditioner, but taking these steps can help reduce the need for repair to your AC in Cary.
Have questions or need help with a current AC problem? Call the experts at Ideal Services Heating & Cooling and schedule an appointment.