September 24th, 2018
Keeping your air conditioner in top condition is important. This is a sure way to maintain manageable cooling costs throughout the hottest months of the year. It is also vital for keeping this costly equipment in a functional state so that you can maintain a comfortable and safe living space. Following are a few critical questions to ask your AC repair service the next time you schedule a visit.
To start, if you have purchased existing construction and have inherited an aged AC system as the result, you definitely want to have your technician estimate its remaining lifespan. Even when this equipment is diligently and regularly cared for, it will still have the potential to break down. Not even the best-made air conditioner is going to last forever. Knowing the estimated lifespan of your cooling system will give you the chance to prepare in advance.
Find out whether or not there is an ongoing maintenance that you are capable of handling on your own. There are several, simple steps that can help stave off common issues. For instance, you may be advised to change your filters out every two to three months, depending upon how often and how heavily you use your system. Dusting off the vents and other external components can help to this end as well.
Ask your provider how often your unit needs to be professionally serviced. Professional servicing will allow technicians to perform all of the internal maintenance that homeowners are incapable of doing on their own. Trying to complete work that requires you to remove the covers from any internal, moving parts could cause the manufacturer’s warranty to be voided. As such, you do not want to try saving money by handling professional maintenance on your own.
It is also a good idea to ask your provider whether or not there are any structural changes that you can make to the building in order to increase the overall efficiency of your heating and cooling system. This might include sealing your windows or adding weatherstripping to your front and back doors. Closing off cracks in siding with caulking and sealing off other gaps can be helpful as well. The professionals at Ideal Comfort Heating And Air always have a wealth of strategies that they can share for extending the lifespan of cooling systems and curbing home cooling costs.