There is nothing so aggravating as an air conditioner failure in the middle of summer, especially a Texas summer. You will be willing to do just about anything, to pay anything, to get that cool air blowing again.
One sure-fire way to make it less likely that your air conditioner will fail at exactly the wrong time of year is to have a technician come in and tune it up. The idea is to find a problem before it becomes serious enough to make your home or business into a hot, sticky sauna that no one should have to be in.
An air conditioner tune-up will involve several checks and adjustments. These include:
- Cleaning the condenser coils. Often the coils will accumulate dust. This decreases efficiency and increases energy costs and adds wear and tear to your air conditioner.
- Check the coolant levels. A coolant leak will decrease the amount of coolant and thus the cool air that blows throughout your home while your air conditioner is operating.
- Lubricate moving parts to reduce friction.
- Calibrate your thermostat as needed.
- Inspect the ductwork to make certain that the air is circulating unimpeded. You may possibly need to have your ductwork cleaned.
- Inspect electrical connections and fix as needed.
- Examine the blower motor and belt to ensure that they are operating at peak efficiency.
One way that you can help maintain your air conditioning system is to change your air filters periodically. Dusty air filters can impede air flow, which in turn makes your air conditioning system work harder and less efficiently. Blocked air filters can lead to air conditioner failure if you are not careful.
Remember, when it comes to something as important and as complex as an air conditioner system, an ounce of prevention is worth far more than a pound of cure.
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