It's recommended that you get regular maintenance check-ups for your air conditioning unit at least twice a year in order to ensure that it runs smoothly year round. Maintaining the health of your unit will also help keep utility bills down.
The two key times of year to conduct a maintenance check is in the spring and fall.
In between the two seasonal checkups, there are a few simple things you can do yourself to keep your system running at its peak.
- Check your air filter regularly. Check it every month, especially during heavy use months in the summer and winter. If the air filter looks dirty, change it. Otherwise, change it every 3 months.
- Keep your system free of debris. Every week or so, clear your outdoor unit of leaves, dirt and sticks to allow for maximum airflow. This action will also help to increase the lifespan of your system.
- Listen for unusual noises. Noises in your system could signal a blockage, loose bolts or other problems that may require immediate attention.
- Use fans to give your system a rest. Giving your system a break every now and then can lengthen its life and save you more money on utility bills.
Spring is the best time to schedule a routine maintenance check-up on your HVAC system.
Contact Reese Services today to sign up for an HVAC maintenance service agreement. We offer a comprehensive maintenance service plan to new and existing clients. An agreement offers clients priority service as well as 24-hour emergency service.