4 Ways To Avoid Emergency Air Conditioner Repairs

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The hot summer months are incomplete without your trusty air conditioner unit. In the warmer months, our air conditioners have to work harder to provide cooling, which can often cause them to fail.

Having your AC unit break down in the middle of summer is bad enough, with the heat and sweat making you irritable, but the lack of emergency repair services makes it even worse.

For some people, spending the summer months without an air conditioner is unquestionable, so here are some ways to ensure you won't have to.

Replace the Air Filters

Regularly changing the air filter is one of the easiest yet the most important step when taking care of your air conditioning unit. Routinely changing the air filter allows them to protect the important components inside from dirt and damage.

If the cooling coils are kept dirty, they will absorb less heat, forcing the system to work harder to maintain the cool temperature. As a result, they are more prone to failure. However, keeping the air filters clean allows your air conditioner to consume about 15% less energy when working.

Examine the Outdoor Components:

The outdoor unit of your air conditioning system requires proper airflow to work properly. To make sure it has enough space, keep your plants trimmed and at least two feet away from the unit.

Ensure you regularly clean the area of leaves, debris, and grass cuttings, as this can get inside the system and damage the components. Dirty condenser coils can force the compressor to use about 30% more energy.

Ensure The Thermostat Is Operational:

If you don't check on your thermostat regularly, do so now. The batteries should be replaced when needed to prevent your thermostat from being defective and detecting incorrect temperatures.

Set your thermostat at 78 degrees for the day, or higher if you won't be at home, to ensure your air conditioner doesn't have to work harder than it needs to. This will allow you to save more on electricity bills as well.

Tune Your Air Conditioning System:

Not following proper maintenance procedures can make your air conditioner fall into disarray. Make sure you regularly book your local air conditioning contractor in London, ON, to come to check up on the system, not just when it has a problem.

Booking regular tune-ups with a licensed technician allow your air conditioner to work better and increases its work life. At George's Plumbing & Heating, we provide 24/7 air conditioner repair services in London, Ontario. Call us at (519) 851-2704 or contact us here to book your appointment now.