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Owning your own home can be an enormous source of pride, but it is not without its challenges. Staying on top of home maintenance can pose some unique difficulties, and your house's heating and air system is among the most important as well as most delicate systems that you need to keep your eye on.
Below, you'll find a guide to some preventative maintenance steps you can take to keep your air conditioning system in top shape. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and following these simple suggestions will allow you to avoid expensive repairs and keep your home cool and comfortable. Be sure to contact professionals, such as those from Allright Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, for any further assistance.
Keep An Eye On Landscaping
In most home air conditioning systems, the condenser and other large components are located outside and are exposed to the elements. While they're typically held in weatherproof casings that protect the delicate components from standard outdoor challenges, there can be other concerns that you may not recognize.
Debris and contaminants will create the biggest strain on your air conditioning system by overworking the filtration system and stressing the motor. If grass, weeds, or other plants start to overgrow your air conditioner, your system can become choked off and susceptible to break downs. Carefully removing the offending plants from around your outside components is an important first step to keeping your system in great shape.
Follow a Maintenance Schedule
As mentioned above, dust and dirt are the primary challenges to keeping an air conditioner running at its best. Particle build up can also threaten air quality as well as mechanical components, creating a very uncomfortable living situation for you and your family.
You should be sure to replace your furnace filter at the intervals suggested by your manufacturer. This typically won't require you to make changes more than once or twice a year, but the exact specifications will depend on your system model and setup.
Reduce System Stress
A common myth suggests that the best way to make your system energy efficient is to allow it to relax when no one is home in the middle of the day. However, this can cause motors to have to overwork to compensate for large temperature changes at various parts of the day. Rather than scheduling dramatic changes in temperature, consider finding a moderate, comfortable number that will allow your system to operate consistently but at low volume. This is a great way to get the most out of your HVAC system without risking burning out important components.