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How to Keep Your Air Conditioning System Healthy and Efficient

air-conditionerAir conditioning systems are put under a lot of stress during the summer season. Using your system for that many hours a day is bound to cause some issues sooner or later. We’re not saying that you should avoid using your air conditioner, of course. We’re just saying that if you want to get the most out of it this summer, you’re going to need to take some steps. Follow the tips below to make sure that your air conditioner stays as healthy as possible over the coming months.

Schedule Preventive Maintenance

Air conditioning issues can be sneaky. It’s possible that you’ll discover a problem with your air conditioner before it’s developed too far. But it’s far more likely that you’ll only realize it after the system has taken some damage. If you want to get the most out of the system, the best thing you can do is to schedule preventive maintenance for it.

Preventive maintenance gives your technician the opportunity to find and resolve problems with the air conditioner before they develop far enough to cause damage. Maintenance can also increase the energy efficiency of your air conditioner by up to 40%!

If you want to get the maximum benefit from maintenance appointments, though, you should know that you’ll need to schedule it consistently. We recommend having a professional check out your air conditioner at least once every spring.

Know When to Call for Repairs

While preventive maintenance is a great way to make sure you’re not surprised by air conditioning issues, it’s not a guarantee nothing bad will ever happen to the system. There is still a chance of some sort of problem occurring within the system, which is why it’s important you familiarize yourself with the signs that your air conditioner is in need of repairs. The faster you can recognize your air conditioner is in trouble, the faster you can call for repairs and have it taken care of. There are many different kinds of symptoms that can indicate a problem with your air conditioner.

If your system is making any noise that it doesn’t normally make, it’s probably a good idea to have it checked out. Grinding, hissing, gurgling, and the like can indicate all kinds of problems from failing air handler motors to refrigerant leaks. Short cycling should also prompt an immediate call for repairs (that’s when your air conditioner turns off and on every couple of minutes without completing a full cooling cycle.)

When it comes right down to it, any behavior or symptom that arouses your suspicion should be checked out by a technician as quickly as possible. It may not end up being serious, but the only way to know for certain is to have a professional make sure for you.

Speedy Air Conditioning Service offers comprehensive HVAC services in Vero Beach, FL. If you need air conditioning services of any kind, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians. We’ll find the best air conditioning solution for you.  

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