We’ve just gotten past the worst of the winter weather here in Sudbury and the surrounding areas. Now comes the heat. However, your cooling system may not be ready for what it is about to face. To help you out, below we will share a few essential Sudbury AC Maintenance Tips.
1. Change Your Air Filter
We always recommend changing the air filter just before the warm season begins. This allows the unit to take in and put out clean air with the most minimum effort possible. Many units require a filter change every six months. However, changing the filter every three to four months can actually help your system last longer, as well as avoid premature breakdowns and repairs. You may click here to find an air filter guide from Lowe’s. It will help you decide which filter is right for your property and HVAC unit.
2. Get AC Maintenance
Replacing the air filter is one of the easiest do it yourself aspects to AC maintenance. However, there are many other aspects to it. We’ve found that many components need testing, adjusting, cleaning, and much more. We highly advise you get a qualified tech from a trusted provider in your area to perform AC maintenance before the hot part of the season begins. They can help your HVAC system run its best as well as identify any impending issues.
3. Operate Correctly
You’ve just endured a harsh winter and may be used to the heat produced by your unit. Take advantage of that feeling and don’t “over use” your cooling system. For example, many experts recommend you set your thermostat to a minimum of 78 degrees Fahrenheit or 24 Celsius. This may be uncomfortable at first but give it a try. The less your unit works, the less likely it is to break down or quit working all together.
4. Keep An Eye on It
You know your heating and cooling unit better than anyone else. Pay attention to anything out of the ordinary with your HVAC system. This includes any strange noises or smells. These can often be warning signs of something that is wrong. You should also compare your energy usage and power bills with those of last year. The price may have changed. However, the kilowatt hours (or however your provider measures units) should be relatively the same from year to year.
Get Professional Sudbury AC Maintenance
Finally, we do not recommend that you attempt to perform advanced maintenance tasks on your own. An improperly maintained AC can do more damage than good. The techs at One Source are professionals at performing a range of HVAC maintenance, repair, and replacement tasks, as well as a number of other plumbing and related work. We proudly maintain all sorts of units for the Sudbury, Chelmsford, Garson, Lively, Valley Area, and more. Contact our team today to get a free, no-obligation quote on your Sudbury AC maintenance.