It stands to reason that if you run any appliance for a long period of time, in this case, your air conditioner, then you are more vulnerable to certain common summer HVAC problems. But it’s not enough to just know this. What can you do to prevent these problems from happening in the first place?
Read on for more information. If you do everything right and you still suffer a breakdown, don’t worry – Ambient Edge is here to help, and without judgment. Call us at (888) 240-8283, and we can get your HVAC system back up and running in no time!
Preventing Compressor Failure
You need to take good care of your air conditioner’s compressor. When this baby goes, you’re looking at a serious repair bill. You’ll be kicking yourself, too, because the compressor usually fails as a result of a minor issue (like an air filter) going neglected and causing a domino effect of problems.
One of the best ways to take care of your compressor is to sign up for a preventive maintenance contract. When you leave your AC unit in the care of Ambient Edge, you no longer have to worry about little problems that could pop up and cause you major heartache down the road. We check on your system yearly and adjust it to make sure it is in top shape and ready to perform at its most efficient during even the hottest of days.
Preventing Problems Related to Air Filters
It may not seem like a big deal, but a dirty air conditioner filter can cause more problems than you can imagine. In fact, a dirty air filter is the culprit in a majority of the air conditioning house calls we make here at Ambient Edge.
Before you use your air conditioner for the first time this season, start fresh and replace your air filter. From there, keep it as clean as possible, cleaning it more if you use your AC more. When it gets to the point that cleaning it no longer helps your machine run as efficiently – generally every 90 days, or 60 days if you have pets, then it’s time to replace it.
When the filter builds up with dust and debris, it can cause a number of air conditioner parts to fail – perhaps even the entire unit itself. Keep up on the air filter. You won’t regret it.
Preventing High Energy Bills
When it’s hot outside first thing in the morning, you know you’re going to have a long day. When you wake up in the morning, you turn on the air conditioner, and you leave it on to keep the house cool all day. Then, of course, who can sleep when it’s muggy outside? So, it continues to stay on to help you have a more restful evening.
All of this energy usage can cause a major uptick in your energy bills. But what can you do? As it turns out, you may be able to do more than you think!
Upgrading your air conditioning unit, especially if it’s older than 10 years old, is one surefire way to save hundreds, perhaps even thousands of dollars a year on your energy bill. It may be hard on your wallet at first to lay out the funds, but you’ll reap it back tenfold when your air conditioner is running more efficiently and you’re not paying to repair it every year.
Once your AC hits 10 years old, it just makes more sense to buy new rather than continue to dump money into an older machine that, even at its best, isn’t running as efficiently for you as it once did. Plus, you can rest assured that you won’t have interrupted service during what could be the hottest heat wave of the year.
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Did Your HVAC System Come Down With a Summer Cold? Ambient Edge Can Help!
Sometimes you can do everything right. You clean and replace the filters when you’re supposed to, you keep your outside unit clear of vegetation, and you keep an eye on your electrical wires, being sure not to clip them with the weed whacker or lawn mower. Still, for some reason, your air conditioner decides to die on one of the hottest days of the year…of course.
Don’t worry. In times like these, our licensed, experienced team at Ambient Edge has your back. No matter the HVAC issue, large or small, give us a call at (888) 240-8283 or send us a message on our website. We’ll perform a diagnostic check, and if you hire us for the repair, then the diagnostic check is absolutely free! You have nothing to lose, so don’t hesitate to call Ambient Edge to help you with your HVAC system today!