Although we pride ourselves on friendly, quality service, we understand just how frustrating it can be when an air conditioning system needs repair. You’re left with a broken down AC on a very hot day, and you have to stay home to wait for the technician to finish the job. Taking the proper preventive measures can help to keep your air conditioning system from breaking down when you need it most, so we’re here to offer a few tips.
- Set the thermostat to an efficient temperature: The less often the air conditioning system runs, the less likely it is that parts will encounter trouble. Find an efficient temperature to set your AC to (78 is often recommended), and then stay with that! Program your air conditioner ahead of time so that it turns off when you are away and runs again shortly before you arrive back at home. Consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat if you do not already have one, or a smart thermostat for even greater efficiency and convenience.
- Keep the parts of your AC clean: The outside portion of your air conditioning system is likely to gather dust and debris since it is fairly exposed to the weather. But you can keep this buildup from becoming a problem by clearing any larger debris away from the unit and calling in a professional for air conditioning maintenance. Calling for regular AC maintenance can help the parts of your air conditioner to run smoothly, which lowers your bills and the chances of repairs.
- Change or clean your AC’s filter: The filter of your air conditioning system helps it to operate properly by keeping debris from interfering with the workings of the system. If the filter becomes dirty, it may actually keep air from moving into the system with ease, which can cause the whole system to struggle and potentially fail. Replace disposable filters or wash reusable ones every 1 – 3 months, depending on your manufacturer’s and technician’s recommendations.
If you do find yourself in need of fast air conditioning repairs, call the helpful experts at Advantage Airtech in the Toronto area.