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Tips for Avoiding AC Repairs

The summer season around here gets very hot and very humid. It can also really stick around for a good length of time — or a bad length of time, depending upon your own personal comfort levels under such conditions. With that in mind, it should really go without saying that your air conditioner is going to get quite a workout throughout the summer season. It should also go without saying that you are going to need professional air conditioning repairs in Raleigh, NC at some point. When you do, schedule service promptly.thumbs-up

While there is no such thing as a 100% reliable air conditioning system, there are definitely ways in which you can help to keep your air conditioner up and running as dependably as possible. We have a few tips to help you to do so. If you have any questions, or if your air conditioner does not seem to be functioning properly at any point, do not hesitate to give us a call.

Schedule Routine AC Maintenance Annually

Does my air conditioner really need to be tuned up every single year? It’s running just fine. 

Yes, your air conditioner absolutely does need to be tuned up each and every year. There is simply no better way in which to protect not only the operational quality of your air conditioning system, but the efficiency with which it operates and its overall condition, as well. Routine maintenance is much more than just a thorough cleaning. It is that, but it also entails testing various electrical components and connections, electrical voltage levels, and thorough checks of refrigerant levels/lines, wiring, moving parts, and much, much more. Only when your system is in peak working condition can it work at peak operating and efficiency levels.

Change Your Air Filter As Needed

While the bulk of air conditioning maintenance is really something that trained professionals should be handling, the fact is that changing your air filter once or twice a year just isn’t enough. The air filters that insert into your HVAC systems should be changed somewhere in the 1-3 month range, typically.

These air filters are very affordable and are very simple to change out. Failing to keep a fresh filter in your AC can cut down on airflow through the system, inhibiting the cooling process and putting a lot of unnecessary strain on the system. It can also cause the evaporator coil to get too cold and to ice over, which will only serve to make the problem worse.

Keep the System and the Surrounding Area Clean

We’ll get into your AC system for a deep clean when we tune it up, but you can do your system a big favor by keeping the outdoor unit and the surrounding area clean and free of debris. Letting fallen branches and other yard refuse settle on your outdoor unit could spell big trouble for the fan, and grass clippings, dirt, and other materials built up on the sides of the unit could make the condenser’s job a lot harder than it should be.

Contact Ideal Services Heating & Cooling for exceptional AC maintenance and repairs. 

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