The air conditioner is one device in the home that people truly rely on when it is hot and sticky! No one likes to feel uncomfortable in the steamy Maryland heat, and no one likes to think of their air conditioning units breaking down or not working optimally.
The truth is that repairs can be costly if some home maintenance is not performed at least on a semi-regular basis. It is wise to bear in mind that some maintenance can be performed by the average homeowner, but anything complex should most definitely be done by a qualified and experienced commercial air conditioning technician.
Advice on Looking After Your Air Conditioner
To save a little time and money, here are a few things that you can do right now to help your air conditioner run as smoothly as possible:
* Electrical checks: Any complex electrical work should be left to a commercial air conditioning expert, but if you’re feeling up to it, you can take off the access panel to your unit. Before doing this, just make sure that the power is completely off at the breaker switch. Check for any rust, debris, or other physical problems. Any problems that look serious should be reported to an expert company immediately.
* Indoor thermostat: Make sure that the control panel of the indoor thermostat is working correctly. Go through each function and check that they all work as expected.
* Cleaning: Outside units in particular can get very dirty. If you check the panels and fans on the unit and see that it is full of dust, grime and dirt, you can do a lot to help by simply cleaning it away.
By performing a few checks like this each year, you can help to maintain the optimal function of your air conditioner. This will help to reduce repair costs if the worst happens, and will keep your unit running longer. As always, if there is a real problem that cannot be fixed, make sure that you call an expert.