Keep Your Home Cool During The Hot Weather Months With Routine Central Air Conditioning Maintenance

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Keep Your Home Cool During The Hot Weather Months With Routine Central Air Conditioning Maintenance

24 August 2016
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When the weather is hot outside, it's time to start depending on your home central air conditioner. As you prepare for the extra air conditioning use ahead, it's important to maintain your system so that it doesn't break down when you need it most. There are a number of things you can do to keep your system running smoothly. Change your filters at least once a month during periods of heavy use, and check to make sure that all of your vents aren't blocked when you are running your system. If the weather is cool at night, give your system a break and open up your windows.

Routine Maintenance Tips For Your Home Central Air Conditioner

As the summer continues, check your outdoor unit periodically to make sure that your air conditioner isn't being blocked by any yard debris. Leaves, sticks, and cut grass can pile up around your unit, making it more difficult for your unit to run efficiently. Clean any yard debris away from your unit, and check the filters to make sure they aren't clogged. Your unit needs a fresh supply of air to work effectively, so make sure that the air intake isn't blocked by any hazards.

Check That Your Vents Are Circulating Air

If you are using the central air conditioning throughout the whole home, make sure that all of your vents are opened and there is nothing blocking the vents. Sometimes you may accidentally move a bookcase or piece of furniture in front of a vent, and this can cause a problem with the air flow in your home. Look to see that the air can flow freely throughout your home, and shut off any sensors in rooms that you aren't trying to keep cool. Turn on ceiling fans to keep the air circulating properly to help your system keep the home cool.

Give Your System A Break Whenever Possible

If you aren't going to be home all day, you can turn your system up a few degrees so that it doesn't have to work so hard to keep the home cool. If it's going to be cooler at night, turn the system off for the day and plan to open your windows at night. A system that runs for too long can get overheated, and it can cause the system to break down just when you need it the most. Let your system rest when you aren't home, shut blinds at the hottest part of the day, and keep the air in your home circulating.