You feel it every day and would be uncomfortable without it, but most of the time you are probably blissfully unaware of the state of your air conditioning system…that is, until it fails.
It’s okay: out of sight is out of mind after all, right? But a few good habits will keep your system churning out clean, comfortable air year round. To make sure you get the longest possible lifespan and utility from your air conditioning system, here’s a handful of practices that will protect it from natural wear and tear.
1. Don’t Skip Regular Maintenance
Inconsistent maintenance is an all-around threat to your air conditioning system. Even if it isn’t broken, your unit needs a professional to clean, lubricate, refill and otherwise prepare it for the year to come. Regular maintenance helps sustain the efficiency, effectiveness, and lifespan of your system, avoiding bigger problems further down the line.
2. Check the Air Filter Regularly
Air filters pick up dirt and residue as time goes on, making your air conditioning system work harder to push out air. As this happens, it will have greater difficulty keeping your home at desired temperatures. Air filters should be changed monthly to avoid unnecessary strain on your system and poor indoor air quality.
3. Monitor Evaporator Coils
Evaporator coils can freeze up in the event of poor airflow or refrigerant leaks. If you notice that your system is having unwarranted performance issues, check the coils for ice. If they’re frozen, it’s best to call a professional right away.
4. Energy Audits
Getting an energy audit lets you know how well insulated your home is. If there is leakage or filtration of air at any point, the efficiency of your air conditioner could be challenged. Naturally, the harder a unit has to work, the more likely it is to suffer costly damages in the future, so audits help you know what home repairs will improve the overall stability of your system.
Call the Professionals at Engineered Air
You don’t have to be a professional to be aware of your air conditioner’s needs, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to call one for yearly checkups and audits. Engineered Air is dedicated to protecting your air conditioning system and ensuring that it has a long life of clean air and pleasant temperatures. If you’d like to learn more, give us a call today or schedule an appointment online.