Properly Maintain & Care for Your A/C Unit this Spring
With spring officially here and the weather slowly beginning to warm up, it is time to pay close attention to your air conditioning unit. One of the biggest mistakes that is made by homeowners when it comes to their air conditioning unit is not giving it the attention it deserves until it suddenly quits working in the middle of July. Proper A/C care and maintenance are required to make sure that your air conditioning unit stays working strong all summer long, keeping you and your family out of the heat. There are specific signs that will let you know your air conditioning unit may be experiencing an issue, so pay attention so you can get it repaired before the heat arrives.
Lack of Cool Air is a Major Indicator Your A/C Requires Emergency Repair
One of the biggest indicators that there is a problem with your air conditioning unit is when it fails to produce cool air. If the air blowing out of your vents is not cooled, but feels like it is room temperature or warmer while your air conditioning is running, then your unit is in need of repair from a professional. The lack of cool air could mean that your system’s air conditioner compressor has failed; it could also mean that there are problems with your unit’s Freon or refrigerant levels. It may be time for you to replace your entire unit and no time is better to do that than early spring. Call NY NJ A/C Connection to assist you in choosing the best type of unit for your home.
Pay Attention to the Temperature on Your Air Conditioner Thermostat
One of the most common problems that occur with air conditioning malfunctions is issues with the thermostat. Thermostats can run out of batteries, causing the air conditioning to stop working, thermostats can be set on a pre-dialed program that you are not aware of, causing your unit to run much longer than you want it to. This can result in a burned out unit that will have to be repaired or ultimately replaced prematurely. Thermostats can be installed in a bad location where they receive a great deal of heat. This can cause a faulty reading on the thermostat and result in a constant running of your unit as well. Pay close attention to your thermostat to make sure that it is working properly before the summer heat arrives.
Change Home Air Conditioner Filters Regularly
NY NJ A/C Connection advises to change your furnace filter at least once every four to six weeks during the winter heating season and for the summer air conditioning season, to change your air filters once a month. Clean filters help to ensure clean air ducts which helps your entire air conditioning system run more efficiently while saving you money!