Tips for Getting the Most Out Of Your New AC
Having an air conditioner installed is a big but exciting step, which is why it’s of critical importance that only qualified professionals do the AC installation service Viera FL.
Congratulations, new AC owner! A world of refreshing comfort awaits, a world of crisp invigoration like diving face-first into a pile of freshly fallen snow, a world of revitalizing respite that…well, you get the picture.
Point is, air conditioning is pretty great. Since its invention approximately a century ago, this marvel of modern engineering has become an indispensable part of our lives, providing relief from the stifling summer heat.
Having just had your first AC installed, you’re probably pretty excited, as you should be. But just to make sure you get the most out of your cool new friend, we’ve put together a list of pro-tips for you:
Keep It In Good Shape
Seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it? But you’d surprised how many people are unaware of the fact that ACs actually need maintenance.
To help you understand why maintenance is so crucial, we’ve provided a very basic explanation of an air conditioner’s operating principle:
- Warm outside air is sucked in.
- A chemical compound known as a refrigerant flows through a set of coils and is turned into a gas. This absorbs heat from the air.
- The refrigerant then passes through another set of coils that turns it back into a liquid so that the process can be repeated.
- The excess heat is released outside, while a fan blows the cool air through a filter and into our homes.
As you can imagine, this process requires the input of several interconnected systems and, over time, there will be some wear and tear on moving parts which is why we recommend routine maintenance once a year or so.
Keep It Clean
You can do basic maintenance such as cleaning and changing air filters yourself. This will not only improve airflow, but it will also make the unit more efficient which may very well reduce its running costs. If your AC has an outside unit (most of them do), be sure to keep branches and vegetation trimmed away from the unit.
Don’t Ignore Signs Of Trouble
Much like your car, you’ll get to know your air conditioner and should easily pick up when something is out of place.
Strange sounds such as rattling, grating or buzzing that wasn’t there before, as well as new odors, should not be ignored as doing so could mean a significant repair bill in the future.
If your AC is no providing the same relief it did in the beginning, or if you start noticing moisture or puddles in the vicinity of the unit, it’s best to let a professional take a look.
The moral of the story is, look after your air conditioner and it’ll look after you for many years to come. To ensure that your unit performs safely and reliably, only trust qualified professionals for AC installation service Viera FL.
We live and breathe AC, and we’ll provide you with a neat and professional installation at an affordable price. Put us to the test by calling 772-589-1063 (Indian River County) or 321-952-5511 (Brevard County). Alternatively, just fill out the form on our contact page.