2 Tips In Getting The Most Out Of Your AC Unit


Posted in: Air Conditioning


With those scorching hot months of the summer and the dry season just around the corner, a lot of people out there are getting ready to have some air conditioning service completed in order to maintain their AC units and avoid total Virginia Beach air conditioner replacement down the road. It’s that time in the year when air conditioners just simply begin to tear up; not good. A lot of people tend to forget the fact that regular maintenance and service won’t only help to keep things nice and cooled off during the hotter times in the year, but it will also save quite a bit of cash in repairs. There are some simple things that one can do to prolong the life of a unit. Things like changing filters regularly can stop much bigger issues from occurring later. If these very simple maintenance issues are overlooked it can end up in very costly air conditioning repair. Yuck! 

Basic Maintenance of an AC Unit 

One of the single most basic things of AC maintenance that you can do to help with saving some money on the cost of air conditioner service repairs is to change out that air filter on a regular basis! Don’t put it off! The filter of your air conditioner needs to be changed out every few months or so, or more often depending on how frequently the system is used. It’s a good idea to check the opening of the filter between changes to be sure that the air conditioning unit always has a consistent air flow and the air filter isn’t putting any extra stress on the AC system or circulating unclean air.

Repairing an Air Conditioner Coil that is Frozen

One more part of the AC that is a source of quite a few headaches that often require servicing is a coil that is dirty. The coil is the part of the unit that contains pressurized gas or coolant and when the coil becomes filthy, condensation can then build up and freeze. This is one of the biggest issues and is directly caused by not servicing your AC unit on a regular basis; and by not doing things like replacing the air filter as needed. A frozen coil may also cause the compressor of the AC unit to ‘burn’ or break and then you will be left with a costly air conditioner repair issue. It is pretty easy to clean the coil of an air conditioner. All you need to do is turn the AC off and hose the coil down with water and maybe even a light cleaning solution. If you have a unit that is located on the outside you want to as well make sure that it is free of any debris that may cause you other maintenance problems. If the time is taken to do the simple maintenance that is needed with air conditioners they will last for decades and cool you in even the hottest of weather. In short frequent air conditioner service will save you money.

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