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Tips for Avoiding AC Trouble

thumbs-upWell, another long, hot summer is behind us. Looking out the window and at the forecast ahead will show that we are pretty much out of the heat’s way for a while now. Things may be cooling down, and we are going to start focusing on heating tips and topics on this blog very soon. The end of the cooling season is a good time to reflect on the work done by your air conditioner this past season, though. Were you satisfied with your AC’s performance?

If not, have you considered why you may have experienced a lackluster outing from your air conditioner this past summer? Are you wondering if there are ways in which you can avoid problems and future air conditioning repairs in Calhoun, GA? Of course there are! No system is ever going to be 100% reliable, mind you. However, there are definitely steps that you can take to minimize the risk of running into trouble with your home cooling system, even if you overlooked them this past season.

Keep the Outdoor Unit Clear of Debris

The outdoor unit of your air conditioner houses the compressor and the condenser coil. If this unit is surrounded by yard waste or has tree branches or other detritus falling on it and clogging the fan on top, you are going to run into problems. Make sure that this area is kept clear of any such debris, and think about taking a hose to your unit every now and again to clear away any buildup.

Keep the Filter Fresh

A dirty air filter is a big problem and can cause a number of issues with the overall operation of your air conditioner. It is not enough to have your technician change this filter during annual maintenance. You must do it yourself as needed, typically every 1 to 3 months. If your air filter is too dirty, it will create excessive airflow resistance. This can lead to short cycling, and even problems with your compressor if the system continually overheats.

Keep Up with Routine Maintenance

There is no denying just how vital it is that your air conditioner is tuned-up on an annual basis. The truth is that, if you did not have your system tuned up this year, it really is no surprise that it failed to deliver the quality performance that you want. A well-maintained air conditioner is more efficient, more effective, and more reliable. That means that you are more comfortable.

Keep Our Number Handy!

You are going to run into problems with your home cooling system eventually, no matter how diligent you are in scheduling annual maintenance. That is to be expected. Just remember that time is always of the essence when it comes to your home cooling system and any repair needs that it runs into. The longer that you wait to have your air conditioner tuned up, the worse off your air conditioner is likely to be. Call at the first sign of trouble!

Let Moody Heating and Air Conditioning handle your AC services.

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