With summer here and blazing through Fayetteville, you need to make sure you can rely on your air conditioning system until fall arrives. You don’t want to be faced with an unexpected breakdown that leaves you and your family boiling in a hot house. Follow these six easy tips to help keep your air conditioning system humming for as long as possible.
Change Your Air Filters
Many people forget about this, but it is incredibly important to make sure that your HVAC system is running optimally. Dust that accumulates can hinder airflow and force your A/C to work harder than necessary. This extra strain results in more wear and tear that can result in a breakdown.
Seal Air Ducts
Leaky ducts that allow conditioned air to escape can result in you losing as much as 20 percent of your air before it arrives at its destination. You can seal cracks and holes in exposed ductwork using a simple duct sealant that is easily applied directly over them.
Unclog Your Condensate Drains
Poke a stiff wire through the drains to remove any blockage that may have developed. This will allow your air conditioning system to dehumidify rooms better.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
Sweep away leaves, grass, weeds, plants and other debris that can block air from flowing through your condensing unit. A quick spray-down with the water hose every now and then can also help wash away dirt.
Close Vents in Unoccupied Rooms
This will decrease the workload for your A/C and help it last longer. You will also be using less energy and your utility bills will drop.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance
Just like a vehicle, your air conditioning system needs regular service to keep it in top shape. Have an HVAC specialist inspect all of the components of your HVAC system to make sure it is running efficiently and isn’t in danger of breaking down soon. If it has been more than a year since your last maintenance, you need to schedule an appointment immediately.
For more ideas on how to keep your air conditioning system running all year ’round, contact Blanton’s Heating & A/C today. We have provided expert heating and air conditioning services toFayetteville for 60 years.