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3 Things to Know about Maintaining an Air Conditioner

Your air conditioning system is a complex piece of equipment, with lots of electrical components, a large condenser unit, and other complex parts most homeowners know little about. Because of this, it may seem as though there is little you can do to keep your air conditioner from running into trouble.

However, proper air conditioning maintenance is key to performance. Even if you are unclear about how the system really works, there’s a lot you can do to keep problems from occurring.

Changing the filter is cheaper than making repairs

This is a simple part of air conditioning maintenance that many homeowners neglect. Changing the filter each month (or every 3 months, depending on the manufacturer and your usage) may seem a tedious task, and you do have to pay for a new filter.

However, the cost of replacing a filter is much less than the cost of repairing a broken-down system. Your air conditioner won’t be able to get the right amount of air with a clogged filter, and you can always purchase a reusable filter if you want to spend less each month.

Sealed ducts make a difference

One task of maintenance that homeowners may not know of is making sure the ducts are in good shape. In fact, many technicians don’t even offer services to check or repair the ducts. Leaky air ducts let a lot of the air from your HVAC system move into parts of the home you don’t really need cooled (like a crawlspace). Sealing the ducts helps you to save money and keeps from putting too much strain on the AC. Call a technician to learn about the condition of your ducts if no one has checked them out in a while.

You should call in professionals only

You can maintain your air conditioner by replacing the filter and keeping items away from the outside unit. But perhaps the most important thing you can do for your AC system is to make sure that only professionals service it for annual maintenance visits and when anything goes wrong within the system.

Schedule professional maintenance services in John’s Creek today. For all your air conditioning needs, call the experts—Air Conditioning Experts, Inc.

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