With summer in full swing, homeowners will continue to rely on their air conditioning to keep their homes cool and comfortable until the chillier fall weather starts rolling in. The last thing you want in the middle of August is for your AC to break down and leave you without any cooling, but a good way to avoid this is by limiting the wear and tear on your air conditioner with these 3 simple tips!
Remove Any Airflow Obstructions
With your air conditioner being located outside of your home, it is important to be sure that you remove any loose vegetation or debris from around the unit. No matter the type of plant, nothing should be allowed to grow within two feet of your system, as there is a chance that leaves or debris could be pulled into the unit along with the fresh air required to keep your home cool, ultimately damaging and shortening your AC’s lifespan.
On top of this, checking and changing your system’s filter regularly is also recommended. If the filter becomes clogged, your AC will lose its overall efficiency, having to work much harder to keep your home cool. This unnecessary stress on your air conditioner could lead to greater wear and tear down the line.
Install a Smart Thermostat
Another common culprit of air conditioner wear and tear is when homeowners constantly change the temperature throughout the day. Forcing your system to turn on and off repeatedly to match your desired indoor climate can strain the system, but with the installation of a smart thermostat, you can program your AC to follow your family’s routine based on your home comfort requirements. If you know that your house will be empty at a certain time of the day, smart thermostats give you the ability to schedule downtime for the system, as well as schedule the system to be turned back on before you arrive home! Some models can even tell you if there is an issue with your cooling system that needs to be addressed, and when you should change your furnace filter.
Schedule Annual Maintenance
The absolute best way to protect your system from wear and tear is to schedule annual maintenance with the professionals at Delta. During a maintenance call, our technicians check and adjust a number of things within your air conditioning unit to be sure it is operating safely and at full efficiency. Some homeowners think they can simply inspect and tune-up their own systems, but we strongly advise against this as one little mistake could cause extensive harm while also voiding any manufacturer warranties.
If your AC requires maintenance, or if your are interested in installing a smart thermostat,
don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Delta Air Systems!
Delta Air Systems has been providing quality heating and cooling service to the Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph and Cambridge areas since the 1950s.