Make Sure to Take Proper Care of Your A/C Unit

Make Sure to Take Proper Care of Your A/C Unit

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acThese days, many people don’t think about their air conditioning in Glenwood Springs on a daily basis – other than when they adjust their thermostats. Although it’s not necessary to pay much attention to your unit each day, the truth is that it does need regular maintenance in order to continue to function efficiently for as long as possible.

Most importantly, homeowners need to make an appointment with us once per year to conduct an annual tune-up for their air conditioning systems. Our technicians can clean the coils, blades and components of your system, check connections, and we’ll be able to find and fix any small problems you may not be aware of – before they turn into larger, more expensive problems. We’ll check fluid levels and make sure your unit is able to run as efficiently as possible.

When your air conditioner is running at its peak efficiency, you’ll be able to save money on your cooling bills, and you’ll be best prepared to avoid sudden breakdowns during hot summer days. Your system won’t have to use as much energy in order to cool your home, which means it will also last longer before needing to be replaced. An A/C unit that isn’t functioning properly can sometimes pose a safety risk to those in your home, and by having our experts of air conditioning in Aspen come out to perform preventive maintenance, you’ll minimize that risk.

Your Part in Air Conditioning Maintenance

There are also some things you can do on your own in between annual check-ups to help maintain your air conditioning in Vail. Be sure to keep debris, dirt, leaves and plants at least three feet away from your outdoor unit. Your A/C unit needs plenty of air in order to operate, and a clearing around your unit will ensure that it gets the airflow that it needs.

Another thing you should do is change your filters on a regular basis (or clean them, depending on the type of filter your unit has). Your filter traps dirt, allergens and contaminants as air passes through it, but gets clogged over time with such matter. Air flow is reduced as the filters become clogged, and your air conditioner will then have to work much harder than it should to cool your home. Filters should normally be changed once every 30-60 days to maintain the air quality indoors.

Your outdoor unit itself can benefit from your attention every so often, as well. Check to see if the coils on your unit are bent or broken – if you don’t feel comfortable straightening bent coils yourself, contact our experts to do it for you! Check the fan blades and make sure they are not bent or broken, as well. It can be tricky business trying to remedy coils and blades yourself, as you could make the problem worse. Don’t hesitate to call Climate Control Company for help.

Always pay attention to the sounds your system makes, and be sure to make note of it on days you know it is functioning normally. That way, you’ll be able to recognize any noises that seem out of the ordinary, which could signal a problem. Should you notice any unfamiliar noises, be sure to call us to come and check your air conditioning in Aspen.

For more information on maintaining your air conditioning unit, and to schedule your annual maintenance check-up with Climate Control Company, contact us today! We proudly serve customers in Glenwood Springs, Vail, Aspen, and all surrounding areas throughout Colorado.