Thursday, February 25, 2016

Tips for Keeping your Air Conditioning Unit Working Properly

One of the most important features of any home is the air conditioning unit. This is the item in the home that helps keep us comfortable and relaxed in our home. However, when it is not working correctly, this comfort can quickly be erased.

Keeping your unit functioning properly means scheduling annual servicing and regular maintenance. But, it is also important for homeowners to do a little bit of work on the unit to keep it working properly. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your unit is always working at its highest level.

Remove Debris 

The first thing you will want to do is to keep bushes, debris and tree limbs away from your outdoor unit. You may need to trim trees and bushes away from the unit to make this a reality. It is also best to check for debris at least once a month. Trash, leaves and dirt can quickly build up in the unit causing it to not function properly.

Change Your Filters 

This is actually something that most homeowners tend to not give a lot of thought to, unless they actually notice that the filter is dirty; then they will replace it or clean it. But, it is actually better to be more prudent than this. Get on a schedule for changing your filters and stick to it. The amount of time between changing your filter will vary depending on the brand and model of filter you purchase. So, make sure you take a look at the recommended scheduled that is usually listed on the filter itself.

Duct Cleaning 

If you have central air conditioning, you should consider having your ducts cleaned on a regular basis. Over time, dirt can build up in these items, causing your unit to become overworked and inefficient. This is also something that can cause issues like leaks and damage to the ducts. Cleaning them on a regular basis can help stop this type of damage from occurring in the first place.

Maintaining your air conditioning unit is an important part of staying comfortable in your home. Follow these tips to make sure you always have the most functional and efficient air conditioning unit, and if you do need service, make sure to give the experts at J.R. Perkins a call!