Ways to Keep Your AC from Breaking
It's hot outside. So hot, in fact, that you're considering staying inside all day just to avoid the heat. But if you have air conditioning, that's not necessary - you can stay cool and comfortable at home. However, air conditioners can break down during a heat wave, leaving you sweating and miserable.
In this blog, we'll explain how to keep your AC from breaking down during a heat wave. Follow these tips and you'll be able to stay cool all summer long!
Change Your Air Filter Regularly
One of the most important things you can do to keep your air conditioner running properly is to change the air filter regularly. A dirty air filter will make your AC work harder, which can lead to a breakdown. Check your air filter monthly and change it as needed.
Clean Your Condenser Coils
Your air conditioner has two sets of coils - the evaporator coils and the condenser coils. The evaporator coils are located inside your home, while the condenser coils are located outside. Both sets of coils need to be clean for your AC to work properly. Clean your condenser coils at least once a year — more often if they're particularly dirty.
Keep Your AC Unit Level
If your AC unit is not level, it won't work properly. Over time, the ground around your AC unit can settle, causing the unit to become unlevel. Check your AC unit monthly and adjust the legs as necessary to keep it level.
Keep Your Curtains Closed
If you have curtains or blinds, make sure to keep them closed during the day. This will help keep the sun from heating up your home, making it easier for your air conditioner to cool your home.
Do These Things and More
By following these tips, you can keep your air conditioner running properly even on the warmest days. If you need assistance with maintaining your air conditioner or repairing the unit, our team at Tripe A Air Conditioning & Heating is here to help! Give us a call at (361) 336-0950 to schedule an appointment!