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How to Avoid Costly A/C Repairs

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ac-repairsAs summer rapidly approaches, make sure that you know how to avoid costly AC repairs with these tips from Art Plumbing and Air Conditioning. Make sure that you are not stuck sweating on a hot day while you wait for a repairman to fix a problem that could have easily been avoided.

1. Change your filters every month during summer and at least every other month throughout the year to make sure that your unit will have a constant, unrestricted and pure airflow. This very important so that any debris, which may have built up, doesn’t damage your AC.

2. Make sure that you don’t overwork your AC. Turn up your thermostat to 78 degrees for any long periods you may be out of the house (like when you’re at work and school). This will save you having to pay for AC repairs and also save you on your electricity bill!

3. A problem we see very often when called out for AC repairs is that the unit has frozen over. You may be wondering how often can an AC freeze during summer, and you will be surprised to hear that it happens all the time. It happens when the cooling system and coils in your unit aren’t functioning properly because of a build up of dirt and debris. One way to avoid it is to have your coils cleaned at least twice a year and to also leave your AC idling instead of turning it completely off at night. The natural fall in temperature during the night will help prevent your AC from freezing up in the morning.

4. The best tip we can give you is to have routine maintenance done on your AC unit by a professional. They will be able to change your filter; clean your entire system; make sure that all components are working properly; install timers, wifi switches, solar power etc.; tighten all electrical components and lubricate all moving parts to make sure that everything is in working order; check and top up the refrigerant levels and any other maintenance issues which may come up. By hiring a professional company to do this you will know that you are receiving the best service and that you won’t void your warranty (as performing some of these jobs might do that if they aren’t done by a certified person).

Your air conditioner is going to be your best friend this summer. And if you follow these handy hints and tips, hopefully you will be able to enjoy the cool comfort of your home all summer long. However, remember that if your AC does breakdown, Art Plumbing and Air Conditioning is just a call away to save the day. AC repairs don’t have to be a mission or a costly affair.


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