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How to Increase and Maintain Your Air Conditioner Efficiency

clean-air-filterWhile the rest of the country is worrying about staying warm for the winter, we’re still trying to keep cool on a regular basis. As you continue to put demand on your air conditioner over the next couple of months, it’s a good idea to take steps to make sure that the system continues to operate efficiently. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways that you can increase and maintain your air conditioner efficiency throughout the end of this year.

Schedule Preventive Maintenance

Most of the issues that you’re likely to notice with your air conditioner will not start to show symptoms until they’re advanced. That’s obviously not good for you, as it could mean that your system will already have suffered damage before you realize that there’s something wrong. The best way around this is to schedule preventive maintenance for your air conditioner.

A preventive maintenance appointment gives your technician the opportunity to examine closely the entire system, and to locate any problem areas before they get any worse. Areas that look like they might develop issues in the near future can also be dealt with. Regular maintenance goes a long way toward preserving the operating condition of the system. Air conditioners that receive regular maintenance are up to 90% less likely to develop issues in the future, and are up to 40% more energy efficient than systems that do not receive maintenance. You need to make sure that you schedule maintenance on a regular basis if you want to reap the benefits, however.

Call for Repairs as Necessary

Preventive maintenance may be a great way to lessen the chances of problems developing with your air conditioner down the line, but it isn’t going to stop anything from ever going wrong. There is still a pretty good chance that at some point, you will have to deal with an air conditioner problem between maintenance appointments. It’s not ideal, but if you want to prevent further damage to the system you should familiarize yourself with the signs that your system is malfunctioning.

There are a lot of different symptoms that could indicate a problem with your air conditioner. Weird noises, for one, can often indicate that there’s some issue with the system. What that issue is, and how bad it is, will depend on the noise. Hissing and gurgling might indicate air bubbles in the refrigerant line, for example, while grinding might mean that the air handler is failing.

Another common sign that your air conditioner is in trouble is short-cycling. Short-cycling is what happens when the air conditioner turns itself on and off every few minutes, typically as the result of an electrical issue. This cuts down on the system’s output levels significantly, as well as increasing the amount of wear and tear on the various parts of the air conditioner. If the problem isn’t dealt with as quickly as possible, it can shorten the lifespan of the system significantly. Make sure you call for repairs if you suspect something is wrong with your system.

Speedy Air Conditioning Service provides comprehensive air conditioning repair services in Palm City, FL. If you need AC repair or maintenance services, contact us today.

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