No one wants to face an air conditioner emergency, especially in the warm, humid Ocala, Florida, weather. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to prevent common air conditioner repairs. Try these tactics to keep your home comfort systems in top condition.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
Annual maintenance visits can help you defend against all kinds of air conditioner emergencies. A well-maintained system suffers fewer problems and doesn’t need repairs as frequently. During your annual visit, your HVAC technician will thoroughly clean and inspect the unit. He will lubricate moving parts, tighten screws, and adjust belts or other components as needed for optimum operation. He can also spot potential issues and repair them before you’re left without air.
Clean Up the Yard
Head outside and take a look at the external air conditioner unit. This should be free from leaves, sticks, tall grass, and any other debris. Keep the surrounding area clear for two to three feet in every direction. This will prevent any issues associated with clogged parts inside the unit.
Keep an Ear on Regular Operation
Pay attention to how your air conditioner is running. If notice any strange noises, such as a whirring, knocking, or rattling, call your HVAC technician immediately. Don’t wait until the unit stops running completely. The sooner you act, the easier and more affordable any repairs will typically be.
Set Your Programmable Thermostat
Use your programmable thermostat to its full capability, and don’t adjust it frequently. Your air conditioner will operate more efficiently when it runs at set points for long periods of time. Set your air conditioner to run cooler during the day when you’re at home and active, and leave things warmer when the house is empty or at night when you’re sleeping. This will ease the strain on your system.
If you’re overdue for your annual maintenance visit, contact Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. at 866-881-5935. We can help you get your system in top working order to minimize repairs and emergency situations later.
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