Some tips for a/c maintenance
Regular maintenance is important for all your major appliances including your air conditioning system. As the warm weather approaches, you want your air conditioner working at its peak performance. An air conditioning system that operates at its highest efficiency will not only add to the comfort level in your home but can help to reduce your energy bills as well.
There are some things a homeowner can do to help with a/c maintenance. Consider sealing windows and doors with caulking or weather-stripping before you turn on the air conditioner for the season. Clean out the vents and change the filters on a monthly basis. Look for maximum efficiency filters when buying replacement filters for your unit. Removing debris and leaves from the outdoor section of the system is another good idea. Don’t forget to use common sense. Make sure to keep windows and doors closed when the air conditioning is running and close drapes and blinds over windows that receive direct sunlight to help keep rooms cool. These things apply for all brands including Ruud and Luxaire.
To ensure your air conditioner runs efficiently year after year, you need to rely on a professional to provide the proper a/c maintenance service that includes a comprehensive cleaning and inspection of the entire system. This includes the fine points of measuring air flow, inspecting the electric terminals, checking the accuracy of the thermostat and electronic control sequence. A trained technician has the expertise and tools to be able to check for leaks, oil the motor and inspect belts, clean coils and other parts where buildup can accumulate, and repair parts worn down over time or replace defective parts.
An annual a/c maintenance check-up will not only ensure your air conditioner is operating at maximum efficiency, but will also help keep your energy costs down this summer, lengthening the life of the appliance and avoiding emergency repairs down the road.
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