Malfunctioning central air conditioners waste a lot of energy. That’s why it’s so important to keep track of your air conditioner’s maintenance. Excessive repairs and inefficient performance are a huge drain on your wallet, so use these tips to keep your AC and furnace in great shape.
• Track Energy Bills: It can be tough to recognize a broken air conditioner by sight or by sound, but an abnormally large electric bill is easy to spot. Start tracking the totals of all of your monthly electric bills. These records will make it easy to spot an energy-wasting air conditioner. Call a professional immediately if you notice unexplained spikes in your power bill.
• Check Indoor Seals: Air conditioners kick on more often when there are drafts in your home. This excessive AC use makes your appliance more likely to overheat and will result in expensive electric bills. Take time each season to check your home for air leaks, gaps between windows, or worn weather sealing. Tiny repairs result in significant savings during the summer.
• Remove Vent Blockage: Your heating and cooling appliances need steady airflow to work properly. In fact, heavy blockage of cooling vents can cause your AC unit to overheat. Old blockage can also contribute to an AC malfunction. Change your filters and clean vents once a month to keep your air conditioner healthy.
• Schedule Technician Visits: Air conditioner experts can provide detailed maintenance for your HVAC unit. A professional technician is trained to safely clean coil fans, replace refrigerant, and make electrical repairs to your air conditioner. Each of these maintenance tasks add to the performance life of your air conditioner, so schedule maintenance visits often.
Call (859) 431-4040 to reach Rusk Heating and Cooling today. Our expert technicians can help repair your air conditioner and give you tips on year-round maintenance. You can also visit us online to learn more about tax credits for HVAC installations.