Regular Air Conditioning Maintenance is Critical

You get regular tune-ups on your car to ensure peak performance. Just like with your car, regular home air conditioner service is important to keep your unit running at peak performance and to prolong the life of the unit.

Do-it-yourself maintenance

One of the simplest things you can do is to replace your air conditioner’s filters regularly. To ensure your system operates at optimum efficiency and filtration, it’s recommend that you replace disposable filters at least once a month. Some units have washable filters; these should be cleaned once a month.

If your home has a ground mounted outdoor unit, check it regularly to make sure the area around it is kept clear of debris and clutter. Weeds or landscaping that can grow too close may reduce the airflow to the unit. Surprisingly, Fido the family dog can also wreak havoc on your air conditioner. Keep pets away from the unit because pet urine can cause expensive damage.

Call in the professionals

To ensure your home stays cooler for longer, you should have a professional come out to perform air conditioning service and maintenance twice a year. Two annual check-ups of your system allows for minor issues to be diagnosed and resolved before they can cause a problem during extreme weather.

It’s best to schedule these visits in the spring and fall, before the hot summer and cool winter arrive. The spring service will include such things as checking the level of refrigerant in the system, cleaning the condenser coil, measuring the performance of the electrical motor and checking the air flow. In the fall, the maintenance provider will do things such as inspecting and adjusting the belts, checking that the air vents are clear, lubricating the motors, adjusting the thermostat calibration and making sure the air temperature readings are correct, to name a few.

Having regular professional air conditioning service and maintenance not only ensures maximum efficiency, it enables you to foresee any possible problems that may occur in the near future. Now is a perfect time to contact a professional like Chas Roberts Air Conditioning and Heating. Schedule an appointment online today or call (602) 328-5066 in the Phoenix area or (520) 618-1884 in Tucson to learn more about why you should choose Chas.