Our AC units are our main line of defense against mercilessly hot summer weather. They work hard to keep us comfortable when the mercury approaches the triple digits, and taking care of them is a must for our health and comfort.
If you are ever in need of air conditioner maintenance, our team of comfort specialists at DASH are a phone call away. There are also a few things that you can do on your own to maximize the efficiency and performance of your unit. These easy steps will help keep your unit working properly, and reduce your overall energy consumption:
1 Change filters at least monthly during the summer-You should replace your air filter at least every three months, but during the summer, filters should be changed more often. And don’t be afraid to spend a little extra on a higher rated air filter, which will provide better filtration, and higher air quality.
2 Visually inspect ducts and vents-Check your ductwork at least once a year for damage or leaks. Make sure that household vents are blowing cold air, and are not covered up by drapes or furniture.
3 Clear debris and foliage near the unit intakes-Make sure that there are no leaves or pine needles collected on or in the unit, and keep shrubbery and yard vegetation pruned back.
4 Clean your drains at least yearly push a long, stiff wire into the drain to clear any blockage. You might also consider flushing the drain with a solution of warm water and vinegar.
Finally, even if your unit is working properly, you should always perform scheduled preventative maintenance to make sure that your refrigerant system doesn’t have any leaks, your controls are all operational, and your electrical connections are all still secure. Our technical specialists at DASH Heating & Cooling® are the Little Rock air conditioner repair leaders, and are a phone call away. To schedule a service appointment, give us a call at (501) 224-3274, or click here!