Your A/C is like any appliance that you rely on in your home: It needs occasional maintenance and adjustments to keep working reliably. So as summer sets in, it’s the perfect time to assess your system for any repair needs before you find yourself without cool air in the midst of a heat wave. The Carrier® experts at RJ Heating and Air Conditioning share some air conditioning maintenance tasks you can do on your own below. For a thorough inspection and tune-up performed by professionals, call us at 414-463-1140.
What Air Conditioning Maintenance Tasks Can I Do on My Own?
You can get your A/C up and running this season with a few simple maintenance tasks:
1. Look at the area surrounding your A/C. Clear away any dirt, sticks, or leaves that may have gathered over winter. If these are blocking your system, it could affect overall performance.
2. Change out your system’s air filter if it’s clogged or dirty. This debris can prevent cool air from moving through your home’s ductwork.
3. Turn the air conditioner on to make sure it’s working according to what you’ve set on your thermostat. If not, call on RJ Heating for immediate service.
4. Don’t forget to account for warmer temperatures if your thermostat runs on a preset program.
What’s Involved in Professional Air Conditioner Maintenance?
You may think that professional air conditioning maintenance isn’t necessary. But the reality is that it’s crucial to ensure the integrity of your system. When RJ Heating inspects and tunes your A/C, we look at every part to make sure it’s functioning properly. We repair problems on the spot so they won’t affect your home comfort. Our team also cleans your system so you don’t have to worry about built-up dust and dirt, which could keep it from running efficiently. Additionally, regularly scheduled maintenance validates your system warranty—which is important should you ever need to use it.
What Are the Benefits of Scheduling Annual Air Conditioning Maintenance?
RJ Heating only provides maintenance to members of our Comfort First program. With membership, regular maintenance is convenient and affordable. In addition, you’ll enjoy benefits on top of standard air conditioning maintenance, including after-hours service, 25 percent off labor fees for new installations, and your parts at cost.
Keeping up with regular air conditioner service does so much more than just help you keep cool. You’ll also enjoy added benefits such as improved energy efficiency, lower utility bills, fewer repairs, improved indoor air quality, and an overall longer system lifespan.