Simple Air Conditioner Tips

Simple Tips To Avoid Damaging Your Air Conditioner

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As air conditioner owners, we hope that the system that is working to keep our home and family cool and comfortable lives a long and productive life. Although you would never intentionally damage your AC, there are some things that you could be doing unintentionally that hurt the unit, which can ultimately end up costing money to repair or replace. Here are some simple tips that will help you avoid damaging your air conditioner!

Replace Your Furnace Filter Regularly
We aren’t always thinking about our furnace during the summer months, so it is important to remember that our central air conditioning operates through the furnace! This means that if the furnace filter is clogged or dirty, it can impair the air conditioner’s airflow and cause it to work less effectively or not at all. Make sure that you check your furnace filter every month and replace it when needed, even during the summer.

Don’t Run Your AC With A Cover On It
Canadian winters can be very harsh, and in order to protect air conditioners from damage from the cold, many homeowners place a cover over the top of their air conditioner when it’s not on for the season. Now that we are midsummer, make sure to remove the cover, as it’s not meant to be used when the air conditioner is on and working. If worn in the summer, the cover can cause the air conditioner to overheat and seriously damage the system. Out of all the simple air conditioner tips, this one is by far the easiest to remember and do!

Keep The Area Around Your AC Tidy
The area of your backyard where the outdoor part of your AC unit is located is most likely not a space that you spend a lot of time in, and sometimes we can let the grass in and around that area become overgrown. Grass and other natural debris can easily clog your air conditioning unit and cause damage to the system. For best performance results, make sure to keep the area with your air conditioner neat and clean.

Schedule Annual Maintenance
In order to keep your air conditioner at its best and most effective, make sure to schedule annual maintenance. Simple and affordable annual maintenance with HAMCO can help keep your air conditioner strong and healthy, prolong its life, and save you money on big repair costs later down the road. Our trusted HVAC experts are quick, efficient, and professional, and take extreme pride in the service they perform.

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