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3 AC Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

Winter’s hold has all but loosened its grip, and it’s no surprise that many of us are more than ready to embrace some warmer times. Of course, depending on where you live, that “warm” weather is actually a melting temperature that can quickly turn your house into an oven during the hotter months.

If you live in an area that naturally becomes an oven in the summertime, you’re going to need your air conditioner to be in top condition. That said, AC maintenance is a crucial part of making that happen. When you commit to air conditioning maintenance, you make sure that your AC remains in top condition and that it receives repairs when it needs them.

That said, how exactly do you properly maintain your AC system? What tips can you use to maximize the lifespan of your air conditioning unit? Read this article to find out what you need to know!

1. Change Your Air Filters

One of the first (and arguably the most important) aspects of air conditioning maintenance is taking care of your air filter. Your filter is what traps any bad air pollutants from the outdoors and helps your home stay clean and safe. When you take time to check your filter, make sure it’s clear of any dust pollens, or bugs. As a general rule, it’s always wise to change your filter once a month.

2. Clear Out Any Obstructions

The next step would be to make sure there are no obstructions around the unit. AC units need space to perform at their best, and by clearing away any bushes, shrubs, weeds, and the like, you’re making sure your unit receives the fresh flowing air it deserves.

3. Check Out Your Doors and Windows

Although they aren’t a direct part of your air conditioning system, your doors and windows need to be checked. That’s because old or worn windows and doors can allow a draft to come into your home, allowing warm air in and cold air out. This also forces your unit to run much harder than it should. Make sure to have those open places sealed up before it’s too late!

AC Maintenance Is Just the Start

Now that you know how to properly conduct AC maintenance, you’ll be able to keep track of your air conditioning unit and know when it needs repairs. However, if anything does go wrong, you’re going to want professionals who can take care of your unit and bring it back to mint condition. We can help take care of your needs.

At Texas Reliable Services, we make sure to offer only the best HVAC services for our patrons to stay comfortable all year round. We offer AC repairs and filter replacements, as well as heating and ductwork repairs, indoor air quality checks, and HVAC unit installations., so you can be sure your house will be in good hands.

Take a look around our site to find out more about what we have to offer, or give us a call or a message to send us a service request. Let us help you prepare for the summer!