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Pro Tips for Preventing Cooling Breakdowns This Season

If you’ve ever been a Boy Scout, then you know the group’s motto—be prepared. It has always been a simple, yet poignant piece of advice. But you don’t need to be a Boy Scout to follow this credo. In fact, if you’re a homeowner, this type of motto should be followed regularly—especially when it comes to your HVAC system.

This month, we’re taking a closer look at your cooling system and helping you “be prepared” when it comes to cooling issues. Sure, you know about the importance of a seasonal air conditioning tune-up, but what about those system issues that might pop up? We’ve got your covered. The more you know, the less you’re looking at a premature HVAC replacement during the upcoming steamy months.

Be Prepared

Here are some things to know about your air conditioning system, so you’ll be ready for anything.

  • Your system ages.
    It’s not just people who get older with age—your HVAC system ages, too. And while weather comes and goes, your system continues to work hard all year to keep you comfortable. To be prepared, you should know that your system will probably last about 10-12 years before it requires an HVAC replacement. If you aren’t sure how old your system is, try to locate the installation sticker on your unit for details.
  • Stuff gets dirty.
    Air filters, components, and coils all get dirty. Part of your responsibility as a homeowner is to ensure that all these working parts get a cleaning each season. If you ignore these parts, your system will end of working harder than it needs to, which can cost you more money in energy bills. As always, if you need assistance choosing the right filters for your home air purifier, give Air Experts a call!
  • Maintenance is key.
    We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Regular maintenance is the secret to a fully functioning AC system. After all, you wouldn’t neglect your car’s 3,000-mile check-up, right? Your HVAC system’s tune-up is no different. Regular care leads to better efficiency—period.

Making the Right Choice About Home Comfort

Ok, we realize you can be 100% prepared for repairs and tune-ups when it comes to your HVAC system. But how do you know for sure when it’s time for that HVAC replacement? Here are some signs that point to the need for an upgrade:

  • Strange sounds are coming from your system.
  • Your utility bills are much higher than usual.
  • You notice odd smells when your system is running.
  • Your system keeps cycling on and off.
  • You notice hot and cold spots in your home.
  • Your cooling unit is blowing warm air, not cool.

If you are noticing more than a one of these signs, and your system is over 10 years old, it could be time for an HVAC replacement. But don’t panic! The good news is that a new unit will:

  • Help reduce breakdowns
  • Provide balanced, cool comfort all summer long
  • Improve your indoor air quality
  • Make your family members happy
  • Boost your energy efficiency

Make It a Great Spring

For cool comfort and more ways you can “be prepared” this season, give the Air Experts team a cool for all your HVAC needs. We are available seven days a week!

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