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.

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D. Hummel

The technicians are on time and personable. They have always laid out all of my options for me and have never tried to force me into something I wasn’t sure of – for example purchasing a new system. Even my old broken-down piece of garbage was able to be serviced by them back into functioning. I was able to get an appointment quickly and they were able to work with me to get the service done in a timely fashion.

L. Popkin

Twice we needed a split unit air conditioner replaced, and twice these guys were really terrific. I never look for the lowest price, but I have a sense of what is a fair price, and the price they gave me was better than fair. The salesman was terrifically honest, and when I asked him if he would recommend any additional work, he said no. The installers were terrific.

I. Fuentes

Great service!! I had 2 techs come out on different times both told me the same thing. They did not try to sell me any extra services or a new unit. They both went beyond what I expected. They also educated me on a few things Which i found to be true through my own research. Really glad I found them and their prices are very reasonable.

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