You spent good money for your home air conditioning system. It is in your interest to do everything possible to prevent potentially costly repairs. Though every air conditioning system will eventually require at least one repair, Sauk Rapids homeowners who are proactive will minimize the frequency and magnitude of such repairs. The question is what, exactly, can homeowners do to prevent costly AC repairs? Our Sauk Rapids Air Conditioner Repair Company has the answers.
Lean on a Legitimate Professional
The most important thing you can do to prevent AC repairs is hire a HVAC professional worth his or her keep. A truly reputable home heating and cooling professional will perform a flawless installation, tuneup and ongoing maintenance. This high-quality service will drastically reduce the chances of subsequent repairs and earlier-than-expected replacement. Alternatively, those who attempt DIY maintenance or rely on the neighborhood handyman often end up with a string of egregiously expensive repairs. Pay the slight premium necessary for top-notch AC service and your cooling system will serve you well across posterity.
Get a Yearly Tuneup From An Experienced Sauk Rapids Air Conditioner Repair Expert
Most homeowners assume AC tuneup is an optional luxury. The little-known truth is yearly air conditioner tuneups are an essential form of maintenance. Schedule a tuneup of your home cooling system and we will have a chance to evaluate the AC’s condition, make the appropriate adjustment to boost functionality and avoid repairs down the line. We might uncover minor problems that can be corrected quicker and cheaper as soon as they pop up. Otherwise, these minor issues will become major repair projects or even mandate full system replacement.
Keep the Air Filter Clean
Something as seemingly minor as cleaning and changing the air filter might not seem that important yet it really can have a major impact on your AC’s performance. If you do not replace the air filter every month, air flow will be restricted or even be fully impeded. The bottom line is the failure to clean/replace air filters is one of the top reasons for air conditioner breakdowns. Furthermore, neglected air filters will be obstructed to the point that the system is forced to work much harder than should be necessary. This additional operation will send your energy bill sky-high.
Look for Water Leaks
Your monthly filter change presents the perfect opportunity to inspect the area around the air conditioner. If you spot water leaking around or even within the system, contact our AC specialists. We will inspect and repair your unit right away. Otherwise, your blocked condensation drain line will likely lead to a system breakdown and costly damage.
Clear out the Area Near Your AC Unit
Do not let grass, shrubs, toys or anything else interfere with the air conditioner condenser unit. Such impediments prevent the air conditioner’s condenser from “breathing” as it should. It will also help to eliminate all obstructions from the interior of the AC unit as well. Eliminate the obstructions and you won’t have to worry about dirt or other gunk building up and causing a breakdown that makes repair efforts that much more difficult.
Turn off the AC When Mowing the Lawn
Put the thermostat in the “off” position prior to mowing the lawn. This way, lawn clippings will not move into the air conditioner’s outdoor equipment and wreak havoc. If it is especially hot outside and you insist on keeping your home cool, block off the air conditioner with barriers so grass from the mower cannot make its way inside the unit.
Spend for Routine Pest Control Service
Bugs and other critters will venture into the outdoor AC equipment’s electrical components. It is possible for such bugs to lead to air conditioner malfunction. Though it will cost a little bit of money to add pesticide to your yard, it is well worth it. Be sure to add pesticide along the base of the outdoor AC equipment to prevent insects from infesting the unit.
Call Today To Speak With A Sauk Rapids Air Conditioner Repair Expert From Neighborhood
There is no shame in asking for expert assistance with your air conditioner, heating system, electrical system or plumbing. Our St Joseph, MN, AC repair aficionados are here to analyze your home or office air conditioning system, perform the appropriate repair/replacement and save you as much money as possible on your energy bills. Give us a call at 800-570-4328 to schedule an appointment.