AC repairs can be as unpredictable as the weather. You never know when misfortune is just around the corner prowling and waiting to pounce on your poor little AC unit at any given moment! It seems we humans are slaves to the unpredictable higher powers of the AC realm during warm weather. However, I bring good news! You don’t have to be a victim of the AC realm any longer. AC and cooling maintenance can help avoid breakdowns and keep more money in your pockets this summer. A yearly cooling system maintenance Vancouver performed by a trained technician is especially important.
Four AC and Cooling Maintenance Tips To Avoid Repairs
Here are four easy ways to reduce the chance of an AC breakdown:
Change Your Filter
One of the most important actions you can take to avoid ac repairs is regularly changing your filter. Clogged filters cause restricted airflow and increased strain on your AC equipment. Regularly changing your furnace filter is a great way to prevent ac repairs.
Keep your AC unit clean and free of debris. Go outside and take a hose to your AC unit, it won’t hurt it. Spray off all the dirt, pine needles, leaves and other debris that may have gotten stuck on the coil.
Clear Space Around Unit
Make sure it has plenty of room to “breathe” and there is at least a few feet of open space around all sides of the unit. Objects that are too close to the unit will restrict air flow and cause strain to occur on the equipment.
Cooling System Maintenance Vancouver
Have a professional cooling system maintenance Vancouver performed on your air conditioner. A cooling system maintenance Vancouver on your AC is like an oil change for your car. In order to keep your vehicle running healthy, manufacturers recommend changing the oil in your vehicle every three to five thousand miles. Well the same goes for your AC unit. In order to keep your AC running healthy, manufacturers recommend a system maintenance be performed every year. Most homeowner’s choose to have their AC system maintenance done just before the cooling season. In other words, right now. We recommend always having your tune-up performed by a certified HVAC contractor.
Miller’s Heating & Air has over 70 years experience in the Vancouver and North Portland area. See what’s included in a AC unit maintenance performed by a Miller’s Heating & Air technician.