How Can I Avoid an AC Breakdown This Summer?
You’re ready for summer and can’t wait to swim in the pool and soak up the sun. But is your Boise air conditioner (AC) ready for the heat?
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), 87 percent of homes in the United States use air conditioning equipment. You never want your air conditioner to break down—but you definitely don’t want it to stop working during the hottest week of the summer when everyone is looking for service.
Western Heating & Air Conditioning is here to make sure you’re prepared! We offer top-quality heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) services throughout Idaho and can help you get your equipment running at peak efficiency.
When it comes to preventing major air conditioning issues, our experts are here with the tips you need so that all you have to worry about are your summer vacation plans.
4 Tips to Prevent a Problem With Your AC
Follow these suggestions to reduce the risk of an air conditioning system breakdown this summer:
- Always change your air filter on time: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for changing or cleaning your HVAC filter. If you don’t replace a disposable filter or wash a reusable version, your air filter could quickly clog. This means you will breathe the dirt, dust, and other debris it was filtering out. Even worse, it could force your air conditioner into overdrive, decreasing your entire system’s efficiency, costing you more on your energy bills over time, and helping to deteriorate your equipment prematurely.
- Never miss your annual tune-up: Maintenance is key to preventing major problems before they start. You can avoid costly breakdowns by ensuring you always schedule an air conditioning maintenance visit sometime in the spring or early summer.
Our Western Heating & Air Conditioning professionals can uncover any issues, big or small, and address them so you won’t have to deal with them in the heat of the summer. Avoid the inconvenience of a broken down system and no cool air on a hot summer day—let our experts get to your equipment to inspect, clean, maintain, and tune up your system first!
- Pay attention to your cooling costs: If your utility bills are unusually high, check to see if your cooling bill is the culprit. If your cooling expenses have increased and you are not sure why, it is important to have our Western Heating & Air Conditioning professionals assess the situation. There could be an issue with your system that is causing it to overwork itself and become less efficient as a result.
Sometimes an issue with your air conditioner is obvious, but other times, you won’t notice until it completely shuts down. Consider an increased utility bill a warning sign and contact our experts. We can even perform an energy assessment and recommend ways you can reduce your energy use and expenses.
- Have any issues addressed—no matter how small: If you detect a problem with your air conditioner, don’t delay calling our Western Heating & Air Conditioning professionals to inspect your system. Even if the issue is minor, we can catch and address it before it has an opportunity to progress and lead to an expensive repair or worse, complete replacement.
Whether you have leaky ductwork or your system is short-cycling due to a frozen evaporator coil, our experts can diagnose and resolve the problem. You may think you are doing yourself a favor by prolonging an appointment but allowing the problem to continue could backfire, especially if it leads to a breakdown on a hot summer day when all you want to do is cool off inside your Boise home.
Warranties typically require professional maintenance, so failing to keep up with regular maintenance services could backfire when you need to file a claim. Remember to schedule your HVAC maintenance visits so that your warranty remains valid.
Extend the service life of your HVAC equipment: A neglected system is more likely to break down or start malfunctioning prematurely. Regular HVAC maintenance helps your equipment operate efficiently for its complete service life.
The better you care for your equipment, the more likely it is to last for its expected service life and run at ideal capacity.
But you don’t have to do this alone. Western Heating & Air Conditioning is just a phone call away and can provide any air conditioning services you need to ensure your equipment is in top shape for the hot weather ahead. Call us today!
Schedule Your AC Maintenance Visit
It’s never too late to ensure your Boise, ID, home’s air conditioner is ready for the increase in temperature. Schedule your maintenance visit with our Western Heating & Air Conditioning professionals today and reduce the risk of a major breakdown this summer! Call us at (208) 319-1736 or request service online.