Be proactive, don’t wait until there is a problem which may result in greater expense, a wait for parts and uncomfortable heat!
- Fix the problems before they happen. Have regular maintenance checks performed throughout the year. Regular maintenance on units will help recognize potential issues so you can have them repaired before you end up with a broken Air Conditioner
- Clean and change your filters regularly. Even though you have a HVAC maintenance contract, you should check your filters monthly.
- Make sure the area surrounding the outdoor unit and drain are clear. Outdoor units need good air flow, especially in the summer heat. Anything that would restrict air flow should be removed. Your air conditioner makes a lot more condensation water in the summer! Drain ends should be clear of debris such as leaves or mulch.
- Seal any openings that may let conditioned air escape. Bad seals at doors, windows, etc. let cold air out and cause your unit to run longer.
- Use a programmable or “smart” thermostat. Cooling an unoccupied room is waste of energy and money. Use thermostats that will automatically raise the temperature in unoccupied spaces according to pre-determined customer needs.
It only takes a little effort to prevent your HVAC unit from creating big problems when you need it most!