Although it’s easy to forget about your air conditioner when it’s working properly, the worst mistake you can make is to forget about your air conditioner when it’s working properly. Ignoring your air conditioner will lead to eventual breakdowns that will leave your San Antonio home feeling more like an oven. Fortunately, maintaining your air conditioner is neither hard nor time-consuming as long as you follow this guide from the pros at MD Air Conditioning & Heating.
Why Maintain Your Air Conditioner?
Your air conditioner is not a static piece of equipment. In fact, because of the harsh conditions that it’s exposed to and the amount of work it does, your air conditioner is constantly undergoing minor changes. Over time, these minor changes can cause noticeable differences that can reduce your system’s performance. However, if you properly maintain your air conditioner with the help of MD Air Conditioning & Heating, you’ll be able to limit the effects of these small changes so that your air conditioner continues to work well, year after year. Plus, good maintenance can help reduce your energy costs by ensuring that your air conditioner operates as efficiently as possible.
You’ll need to perform some maintenance on your air conditioner every month. Fortunately, this only entails checking your air conditioner’s air filter to see if it’s dirty or not. If the filter is dirty, make sure to replace it with a same-size filter so that you can continue to effectively remove dirt from your home’s air. While performing this maintenance task, MD Air Conditioning & Heating also recommends checking your system for any unexpected changes. This could include any new smells or sounds coming from your system. If you notice any problems, make sure to call MD Air Conditioning & Heating right away to see if anything needs to be done.
In addition to checking your air filter once a month, you’ll want to schedule professional maintenance for your air conditioner once a year. Annual maintenance is the best way to prolong the life of your system. During a typical maintenance visit, a technician will check each component of your air conditioner to verify normal operation. They will also clean any components that have collected dirt, including the blower fan, evaporator coil, and outdoor compressor housing. They will also lubricate any moving parts and check all of the electrical connections to ensure they are tight.
Your system uses some of the air conditioner’s components, such as the blower fan and thermostat, throughout the year. That’s why it’s a good idea to schedule semi-annual maintenance so that you can have these components checked by MD Air Conditioning & Heating twice a year. In addition, the technician will check the components that are specific to the furnace to ensure you can enjoy a comfortable winter in San Antonio. During this pre-winter maintenance visit, your technician can also discuss with you anything that you might need to do to winterize your air conditioner when the weather turns cooler.
Best Time to Schedule Maintenance
Rather than waiting until the middle of the summer to schedule maintenance for your air conditioner, it’s best to schedule your maintenance visit in the early spring when the weather starts warming up. Scheduling maintenance at this time will ensure that your system is ready in plenty of time to ramp up for a hot San Antonio summer. Plus, by scheduling your maintenance before you’re constantly running your air conditioner, you’ll prevent any interruptions to its operation so that you don’t have to suffer in a hot house. One more good reason to schedule a maintenance visit in the spring is that HVAC companies tend to be less busy because they’re not dealing with emergency calls from customers whose air conditioners have stopped working due to the strain of excess use.
Taking Care of Your Air Conditioner
At MD Air Conditioning & Heating, we believe in helping our customers take care of their HVAC systems. That’s why we’re proud to offer maintenance, repair and replacement for all types of furnaces and air conditioners. We can also install indoor air quality improvement equipment to help make your home’s air healthier. We can even take on commercial HVAC jobs so that your customers are comfortable when they enter your business. Since our founding, we have been working hard to deliver excellent service to our customers. That’s one reason why our customers consistently leave us five-star reviews. To learn more about properly maintaining your air conditioner, contact us today.Tags: AC Maintenance