Air conditioning is an essential part of the summer. As the temperature heats up you’ll want to turn your air conditioning system on and be confident that it will work effectively. The best way to do this is to make sure it is well looked after, ensuring it serves you when you need it to.
Replace Old Systems
The average air conditioning system will last 10-15 years. If your system is nearing that age, or past it then you should consider checking out the latest air conditioning sales and offers. You’ll find that they are surprisingly affordable, easy to fit into existing positions, and can save you money.
A new air conditioner can be substantially more efficient and therefore cheaper to run. Estimations suggest you can save as much as 40% of your energy bill!
Assuming you’re not about to replace your air conditioning unit then the most important thing you can do is have it serviced annually. A professional will check all the working parts and note any sign s of wear and deterioration. They can advise you regarding what needs replacing urgently and what will need doing in the future. This will help you to prepare mentally and financially for the cost.
Looking after your unit and dealing with issues before they occur means your unit will run smoothly and last longer. That’s a cost-saving in the long run.
It should be noted that the best time to have your air conditioning serviced is in the middle of winter, that’s when the firms will be quietest. Wait until the beginning of summer and everyone will want them.
Check The Sizing
Your unit should be correctly sized for your home or the room it is intending to cool. If the unit is too big you’ll be wasting energy and costing yourself money, although your space will be nice and cool. In contrast, if the unit is too mall it will be constantly straining to cool the area. This places extra stress on the unit, shortening its life.
Of course, the fact that it’s working harder also means it’s using more fuel than it needs to.
It’s worth having the right-sized unit.
Most people rely on electric air conditioning systems. These are efficient and can even be powered by the sun. This reduces your environmental impact and your energy bills. However, you should have your electrical system checked every year to ensure there are no issues. A short can easily destroy the sensitive internal mechanism, giving you an expensive issue.
Clean & Replace Filters
Your annual service will check, clean, and even replace the various filters in your system. However, that doesn’t mean you can just leave them until the next service. You should check the filters regularly. That’s once a month when you’re using the system every day.
This will help to prevent the filters from becoming blocked which can cause the unit to overheat and fail prematurely.