3 Principles For Air Conditioner Maintenance

Posted on: 1 March 2017


When it comes to helping you get the most out of your home air quality and comfort levels, you need to be sure that you care for your air conditioning unit. There are numerous HVAC pros who will help you maintain your air conditioner in the most favorable ways. In addition to paying for air conditioning maintenance, you should follow some steps in your home that will help you maintain the performance of your HVAC system. 

#1: Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned Professionally

You need to make sure that you bring a professional, like one from Smedley & Associates, to routinely clean out your air ducts. At the very least, give yourself the opportunity to have preseason maintenance by cleaning your air ducts in the springtime. By getting your air ducts cleaned, your air conditioner will work much better and you will have greater air quality. Calling up an air conditioning contractor to clean your ducts will cost you anywhere between $400 and $1000. Make sure that the contractor who provides the service is licensed and insured and that they provide environmentally friendly methods of cleaning your air ducts. This will enhance your equipment and protect your breathing air. 

#2: Be Careful With The Way You Use Your Air Conditioner

To make sure that you are getting the most out of your air conditioner performance, you should only use it when necessary. Some people fall into the habit of running their air conditioner when opening a window or operating a fan would work just as well. To curb some of your air conditioner use, consider getting a ceiling fan installed and running it instead. This installation will usually cost between $143 and $351. By being easy on your air conditioner, it will last longer and you'll avoid breakdowns.

#3: Change The AC Filters

Regularly changing your air-conditioning filters, every month or every few months, will allow you to maintain your HVAC system. Doing this will prevent air conditioner blockages and also help protect your breathing air. Buying an air-conditioning filter and having it changed might cost you between $36 and $69, depending on the service that you require. Be sure that you are purchasing eco-friendly air conditioning filters that are highly rated in order to best protect your air conditioning system.

 Use these three principles so that you are best able to get the air conditioning service that you need.