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Maintenance Tips For Air Conditioners

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Neighbors A/C is the number one choice for air conditioners and A/C installation. We are a family owned and operated business that has been in operating for 10 years. We provide A/C service, repairs, preventive maintenance, installation and more. Neighbors A/C serves Pompano Beach and the surrounding areas. Most Floridians have air conditioners in their homes and should be aware of tips on how to maintain their A/C. This will allow for a properly functioning A/C unit which is essential for the hot summer months.

Maintenance Tips For Air Conditioners

  • Change or Clean Air Filters
  • Clean Coils
  • Check Wiring Components
  • Examine Thermostat

Change or Clean Air Filters

One of the most important maintenance tips for an air conditioner is to clean or change the air filters. This should be done routinely in order for the unit to operate properly. A/C filters become full of dust, dirt and allergen particles, which will result in the machine working harder than it should. Therefore, this can result in dirty, dustier air which is prone to trigger allergies and asthma-like symptoms.

Clean Coils

The air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils collect dirt over time. As a result, the dirt reduces air flow and insulates the coil which minimizes its ability to absorb heat. Outdoor condenser coils can become quite dirty if the outdoor environment is dusty or if there is fall foliage such as leaves. This kind of maintenance can result in 30 percent less energy use which is an excellent benefit. In addition, cleaning the coils can prevent issues such as poor cooling performance, frozen evaporator coils, and compression overheating.

Check Wiring Components

Checking the wiring components of an A/C is essential. One important tip is to be sure to turn off the power to the A/C unit which can be disconnected on the unit or from the main breaker panel inside the home. This process includes removing the access panel on the condensing unit and looking for signs of overheating. Signs of overheating may be melted insulation on wires and blackened or burned looking wires. A person should also check the contractor switch to see if there is any excessive pitting.

Examine The Thermostat

Checking the thermostat to make sure it is working properly is a great tip. If a home is equipped with an older mechanical thermostat, a person may want to upgrade to a programmable model. A programmable thermostat allows a person to set the temperature higher if there is no one home and cool down the house for about 30 minutes before people arrive home. This does not require the A/C to be turned off and on which will use less energy and save a person money.

Neighbors A/C is the best choice for air conditioners and A/C installation. We provide top-notch products and services for a home or business. Call us today at (754) 222-6347 to speak to a qualified representative for all of a home or businesses A/C needs!

 


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