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Ways to Reduce Air Conditioning Repairs

When you need to call a technician for emergency air conditioning repairs, it may take a lot of time out of your day. Luckily, there are ways to reduce the need for sudden repairs and keep your system performing better and more efficiently than it was before. In the following list, we detail some of the ways to keep your air conditioner from breaking down without warning, so you won’t have to take any time out of your busy day.

  • Replace the Air Filter: The indoor blower fan sucks in warm air from your home in order to cool it, but it may also suck in a lot of dust and debris in the process. The air filter prevents this dust from reaching your ductwork, but you must change this filter about once a month in order to be effective. If not, you won’t have the proper amount of airflow to the indoor portion of your AC, which may cause the evaporator coil to freeze. This will need professional repair and may significantly reduce efficiency.
  • Call for Maintenance: The best way to maintain your air conditioner is by calling for professional air conditioning maintenance one a year. Maintenance helps prevent problems from occurring with your AC as parts are cleaned, adjusted, and thoroughly inspected for damage. Those who receive regular maintenance see increased efficiency and fewer problems over time, and it may even extend the lifespan of your unit.
  • Keep an Eye (and Ear) Out for Trouble: Another way to reduce major repairs and sudden breakdowns is by calling for repair as soon as you sense a problem. You may still feel cool air from the vents, but if you hear strange noises, have higher bills, or notice that it takes your unit longer to cool your home, it means you should call for repairs as soon as possible. Even if it may seem like a minor problem, broken components may wear down your system to the point that you need additional services, but these are prevented by calling a technician right away.

When you need quality air conditioning repair service in Fuquay Varina, call the professional technicians at Ideal Services Heating & Cooling.

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