AC units, heat pumps and furnaces seem so self-sufficient. It’s an illusion. They need some simple, regularly AC maintenance. Routine inspection of your cool system by a professional Indianapolis-based technician is important to help extend the life of your AC unit. But between visits, you can properly care for your system by doing the following:
Keep It Clean
Do these simple cleaning tasks to extend you’re the life of your AC unit: clean the evaporator coil annually, replace filters at least every two months, whisk a wire brush through the drain channels, and check window seals for leaks. Contact T.A. Kaiser Heating & Air for more tips or assistance!
Give Your AC Unit Some Down Time
Please avoid running your AC all day. It is a tempting thought on a sweltering Indianapolis day, but it is better to install a programmable thermostat or use a timer unit and cool your home before you get home from work. This is more efficient and does not overwork your system. There is no need to blow your AC while you are away. You are only going to keep your houseplants cool and refreshed.
Don’t Crank It Way Down
Do you like your home a chilly, brisk 75 degrees? Then it is not a good practice to come home and crank the thermostat down to 67 degrees. It will not get you to 75 any faster. It will just zip past 75, overworking the system to get you to your requested, exceedingly low temperatures.
Give Your AC Unit Some Space
Lush shrubs and vegetation planted too close to your outdoor AC unit block its air flow. It will not run efficiently. Let it breathe! Don’t try to hide your AC unit’s beauty behind plants. It won’t ventilate properly and the condenser coils can get easily clogged.
Grease the Wheels – AC Maintenance
If your system’s working parts are not properly lubricated, this will cause friction and your equipment will wear more rapidly. Lack of lubrication can also cause the unit to use more electricity and work harder. The best advice is to call a local professional like T.A. Kaiser Heating & Air to provide this kind of maintenance.