How to Prevent Common Air Conditioner Problems

At this time of year, summer is in full force. When you’ve been out on a hot day, it feels so great to walk into an airconditioned home. The last thing you want is to come home only to find your air conditioner is not operating as it should. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to prevent many common air conditioner problems.

How to Prevent Common Air Conditioner Problems

  1. Replace filters regularly – This is one of the most common suggestions you’ll hear, but that’s because it is a simple step that can really help. A dirty or clogged filter blocks air flow, creating greater demand on your air conditioner and leading to other air conditioner problems. Your filter should be replaced every 45-90 days.
  2. Use a programmable thermostat – A programmable thermostat can help conserve energy and prevent your unit from being overrun. Some thermostats can even be controlled remotely.
  3. Keep your outdoor unit clear – To avoid air conditioner problems, it is important that you don’t let plant debris, dirt, or trash get into your outdoor fan or condenser. Regularly check that the area around your outdoor unit is clear.
  4. Seek regular maintenance – Regular maintenance results in efficient operation of your unit, because minor problems can be caught early on and all parts are kept in good repair.

Whether you need regular maintenance on your air conditioner unit or you are currently dealing with air conditioner problems, our team at Hodge Heating & Air Conditioning of Lake Norman Inc. is ready to help and capable of handling any job, big or small, with your satisfaction guaranteed. We have over 20 years of experience and can get your unit running in optimal condition and help you keep it that way. Give us a call today.