It goes without saying that having to deal with air conditioning repair isn’t something you want to do regularly – or at all if you can help it! Luckily, there are things you can do to keep your system functioning at peak performance, so it isn’t having to work too hard and speed you along the road to needing repairs. Here are three main tips that will help you avoid air conditioning repair:
- Tip #1 – Keep the outside condenser clean. This is a step that most property owners forget and may not even know how to do properly. At the very least, have a professional service your system at least once a year, preferably twice, as they don’t just inspect your equipment, but also clean what needs attention to ensure you get maximum efficiency.
- Tip #2 – Keep debris and landscaping away from the condenser. You want to have at least two feet of clear airspace around the condenser, so it can enjoy optimum airflow. Check the area often, particularly after a storm, to be sure nothing has blown next to it. Be sure to trim all plants and high grass crowding the condenser.
- Tip #3 – Check the filters regularly and change often. Depending on various factors, your filters may need to be replaced twice a month, monthly, or on some other schedule. This schedule can also vary from season to season. A rule of thumb is to check the filter monthly, but if you have furry pets you may want to check every two to three weeks.
The harder your system works, the quicker it will wear down and the more often you’ll be calling for air conditioning repair. Here at QRC, we provide the maintenance you should have done a couple times a year. We can also take care of any repairs you need, as well as replacing the system when it comes time to upgrade to a more energy efficient or reliable system. Contact us today to learn more.