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How to Avoid AC Issues

old-air-conditionerHonestly speaking, some air conditioning issues are hard to avoid. Most of the time though you can bypass air conditioning disasters just by following a few simple guidelines. The problem is that most homeowners are unaware of these guidelines. Sure, your air conditioning unit comes with a manual and your AC technician might have even given you a few guidelines upon installation, but they probably weren’t on the forefront of your mind for years to come.

If you’re currently having trouble with your air conditioner, don’t hesitate to contact our team for air conditioning repair in Piscataway, NJ. After you’ve scheduled an appointment, take some time to read over our blog below to help you avoid a repair issue in the future.

Easy Ways to Avoid an AC Problem

Here are a few simple ways that you can avoid a major air conditioning problem in your home.

Pay Attention to Your Filter

How often do you change your air conditioner’s filter? Your answer should be once a season. If you’re not changing your air conditioner’s filter at least this often then you’re doing yourself a disservice. It’s important to note here that we’re talking about your HVAC filter rather than a filter that’s used in your indoor air quality set up. Your HVAC filter protects your HVAC system (your air conditioner in this instance) from outside dirt and grime. This filter can get pretty clogged up after running for a while. Cleaning it or replacing it routinely can really help your HVAC system.

Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

Are you still using a digital thermostat or even a dial/slider thermostat? Then it’s definitely time to upgrade. You’ve probably seen smart thermostats raved about from many different sources—that’s because they really are great. Smart thermostats work for you. The new ones on the market analyze how you like to heat and cool your home and then work around your needs. They can even highlight opportunities for you to save money. If you’re looking for a model that will match the needs of your home, make sure you contact our team.

Call at the First Sign of Trouble

One way that you can avoid an air conditioning problem is calling at the first sign of an issue—even if you think it’s small. That weird tapping noise, the faint but odd smell in the air, or the short run times may all seem like benign issues that you can work past on a day-to-day basis but when they graduate to bigger issues you’ll regret not calling sooner.

Schedule Annual Maintenance

The best thing that you can do for your air conditioner is schedule annual maintenance. Annual maintenance is the best way for you to maintain a high-quality air-conditioning system. It’s an opportunity for a professional to take a closer look at your air conditioner and work out any kinks that would advance into large scale issues later into the spring and summer. Don’t think of annual maintenance as one of those “nice to have” services. Annual maintenance is truly a necessity.

If you need air conditioning repair, make sure to contact our team at Scaran today to schedule an appointment.

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