Prevention: just a small dose can go the distance. Preparing for the worse is easy, it just takes time and attention that is necessary to prevent the worse from happening. Not taking the proper steps can be brutal, and more times than not, very expensive. It’s in your best interest to take preventative measurements so that you can prevent the worse from happening. Here are some tips to get your air conditioner the proper preventative maintenance it needs.
Getting your system looked over by a professional is key to a long and healthy life for your HVAC system. It is important that you have your system looked over before their busy season. That means, heaters should be looked over in the fall, and air conditioners should be looked over in the spring. Nothing is more valuable to your system’s longevity than having a professional look it over. This inspection should identify any current problems and highlight any potential problems that may occur over the season. Some inspections will even include oiling of moving parts in your system, so it can efficiently work continuously. Have someone look out for your HVAC system so it can look out for you during the inclimate weather seasons.
You wouldn’t drive a car thousands of miles past the oil change mileage limit, so why would you make your air conditioner go the extra mile by not changing filter in a timely fashion? You filter acts as an intermediary for air in your house and the air conditioning unit. Naturally, by taking in air in your house, the filter collects dust and other debris so it doesn’t enter your system. This filter eventually gets clogged, and the airflow becomes restricted. Restricted airflow is one of the major factors that causes your air conditioner to work harder, your energy bills are higher than expected, and your air conditioner doesn’t live as long. Your air filter, to get the most out of your air conditioner, should be replaced once a month for best result.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer fires are the second most common cause for house fires. Highly flammable lint builds up in the dryer vent, and with the restricted air flow, the machine works harder, making it get hotter. The increased heat makes it even easier for the lint to catch on fire. Dryer vent cleaning can stop this unfortunate event from happening. Dryer vents can also make a home for wild animals, most prominently small rodents and birds to build a nest in. It easily attracts animals in the fall season because the temperature drops and the vent supplies sufficient heat for a small animal. Dryer vent cleaning will remove the lint and make sure the vent isn’t housing any smalls animals, and can take measures to ensure that the animals do not move back in.
A Superior AC has Preventative Maintenance plans available in Destin, Panama City Beach, and Santa Rosa Beach, so that you can have assurance that your air conditioner will survive the year, and many more years to come.