Almost nothing is more frustrating than when the air conditioner in your Lumberton, North Carolina, home breaks down. Sudden outages caused by strain on your system start behind the scenes. You can reduce the strain so that you won’t have to worry about your air conditioning system shutting down when you need it the most. Here are a few ways to limit strain on your air conditioner so that you can maintain your family’s comfort:
Replace Your Air Filter
Regularly replacing your air filter is one of the easiest ways to reduce strain on your air conditioning system. When your air filter clogs, your air conditioning unit has to work harder to move air through your home. As a result, the AC system endures more wear and tear. When your air filter is clean, air will flow freely through your system, and you’ll reduce the strain on your air conditioner.
Add a Programmable Thermostat
Installing a programmable thermostat is another effective way to limit strain on your air conditioner. With such a thermostat, you can program heating and cooling schedules that’ll make sure your air conditioner isn’t functioning at max capacity when you’re out of the house. Simply raising the temperature in your house by 5 degrees while you’re at work can protect your system from a lot of unnecessary strain.
Schedule Routine Maintenance
Calling an air conditioning professional for routine maintenance can also protect your system from stress and prevent an unexpected outage. A professional can inspect your system and identify problems such as dirty coils that may be causing your air conditioner to work harder than it should. They can fix these issues to make sure that your system is functioning correctly. As a result, you’ll reduce your risk of a breakdown.
If you’d like to have your air conditioner inspected, call Bass Air Conditioning Company at 910-778-1536. We’ll keep your AC system in top shape.
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