AC Repair Tampa | During hot summer days, you depend a lot on your air conditioning system to keep your home cool and comfortable. While you can’t avoid all malfunctions, a little air conditioning maintenance and troubleshooting goes a long way to keep your system functioning at its best, and may help minimize expensive repairs. Regular a/c maintenance also helps you become familiar with your system and its components, which can sometimes help you solve little problems before they become big ones. Here are some helpful air conditioning tips for common problems you may encounter this summer:
Problem: You’re not sure if your a/c is ready to handle the heat.
Try this: Call a qualified air conditioning professional to service your system a month or so before you expect temperatures to rise in your area. An annual service and inspection gives your technician an opportunity to perform some important checks and preventive maintenance tasks to help your system run smoothly.
Problem: Your electric bills are a bit higher than you expected and you’re not sure your air conditioning system is cooling as efficiently as it should.
Try this: Check your cooling filters each month while the system is in use and replace when needed. Clogged filters can impede airflow as well as allow dirt to enter the system, which can potentially cause damage. Regularly replacing your air conditioning filters is an easy way to increase your unit’s efficiency and avoid costly repairs.
Problem: The air conditioner isn’t making the air cold enough.
AC Repair | Try this: Keep the air around the exterior condensing unit clear of leaves, shrubbery, twigs, and debris to make sure the air around the unit is circulating freely and nothing is falling inside the unit. If your unit sits in full sun, try creating some shade around it to help it cool more efficiently. Check the unit’s suction line (large line) for signs of wear and replace any worn insulation.