The health of your air conditioning unit will ultimately determine whether or not you feel cool, comfortable, and relaxed in your own home throughout the dog days of summer. At Elite Climate Control, we provide our Victorville business owners and High Desert homeowners with the following tips to ensure their HVAC systems run at their best throughout June, July, and August. These tips will help you maintain the three major components of your air conditioner: the duct system, indoor blower, and outdoor condenser.
Tips for Maintaining Your Duct System
Clean your air filters on a regular basis. These filters are found in the registers or in the air vents. Sometimes simply cleaning them isn’t enough, and you will need to replace the filters.
Have the duct system cleaned once every year by an HVAC professional. Remember that a skilled expert should perform this task in order to ensure your safety and to preserve the efficiency of your system.
Call Elite Climate Control for service if there is an odor coming from the HVAC system each time it turns on, there is debris coming out of the vents, or there are consistently uneven temperatures in your home or business.
Tips for Ensuring a Healthy Indoor Blower Unit
As with the duct system, you will want to clean your air filters on a regular basis and change them every few months. This helps to prevent stale air from being circulated throughout the home.
If you hear grinding or other unusual noises like bumping in your indoor blower unit, contact a service professional.
Inspect the indoor blower unit once every year. If you see any cracked wires or broken hoses, you will want to contact a service professional for repair.
Tips for Extending the Life of Your Outdoor Condensing Unit
Clean your outdoor unit regularly, and make sure that yard debris does not build up around it. Remove leaves, grass, weeds and other debris materials from the unit on a regular basis.
Shade your outdoor condensing unit in the summer months. This will keep the temperature of your unit down and help it run more efficiently, ultimately saving you money.
Perform an inspection on your outdoor unit every few months. If you notice any unusual noises or broken pieces of equipment, contact a service professional immediately.
You might only use your air conditioning unit during the warm, sunny months of summer, but you will want to make sure to take care of it all year long. To help prevent any major issues from forming with your unit and to save you money, you should consider scheduling an annual tune-up appointment every spring. At this appointment, an HVAC professional from Elite Climate Control will do a 30-point inspection on your air conditioning unit and recommend any necessary repairs. To find out more information about our annual tune up appointments and other ways to keep your air conditioner healthy for many more years, contact us today.