Proper Maintenance Helps You Get the Most from Your Home AC System

Posted on AC Maintenance May 20, 2013 by John Brescia

Air conditioning has made life much more pleasant for those in warm climates. To get the most from your AC system, it’s important to invest in AC preventative maintenance on a regular basis. Some maintenance you can do yourself, while other maintenance should be done by qualified professionals. At Cousins Air Inc., we help you get the most efficient cooling from your home’s air conditioning system.

Things You Can Do Yourself, Today

One of the easiest and most important things you can do to keep your AC system working efficiently is to regularly change the filter. You can buy disposable or reusable filters at home improvement stores, and replacing them only requires a flat head screwdriver and about three minutes. Another thing you can do is cut back vegetation growing next to your outdoor unit and sweep away leaves and debris that have collected around it.

A Pre-Season Checkup Can Prevent a Mid-Season Breakdown

Your AC worked fine last year, so why should you call in a technician before cooling season? A pre-season inspection along with coil cleaning when necessary can help ensure that your system continues to work properly and can prevent your system from breaking down during the worst heat of the summer. Emergency breakdown calls are more expensive, and often emergency AC repairs are more expensive too.

Repair or Replace?

If your system is more than 10 years old and is having problems, and if fixing those problems will cost several hundred dollars, you may want to consider replacing your AC unit. Financing plans and rebates can help make it more affordable, and today’s systems are far more energy efficient. You’ll enjoy lower cooling bills for years with a new, highly energy efficient home AC system.

Invest in Your Home AC to Save Money Long Term

Changing filters, cutting back close-growing vegetation, and having regular AC preventative maintenance can help prevent expensive AC repairs. Old, inefficient systems can be replaced with today’s much more efficient systems to cut cooling bills long term. At Cousins Air Inc. we want to help keep you cool and comfortable all summer long, with high quality system installation and maintenance. (Schedule an appointment here)

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