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Keep Your Cooling System Healthy with These Tips

ac-technician-working-on-air-conditionerStress isn’t good for anyone. If your air conditioner were a person, it would agree!

And unfortunately, your air conditioning in Oradell, NJ is put under a lot of stress during the summer. We’re not saying you should use your air conditioner any less than you feel you need to. But what we are saying is that you should follow some best practices to ensure that your cooling system is as healthy as possible over the next few months and longer. Keep reading for some of the best ways to ensure this is the case!

Schedule Routine Maintenance

If you haven’t done so already, now is the perfect time to schedule preventive maintenance for your air conditioner. It’s during this service that our technicians will comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it. In fact, many of the problems you may run into with your air conditioner over the years rarely show signs until it’s too late—so scheduling maintenance is the best thing you can do to protect your cooling system.

We recommend you schedule this at least once every year. We suggest doing this in the spring. The reason for this is because it’s before you’ll be using the system the most, so you’re ensuring that it will be under as little extra strain as possible. This can lower the risk of a serious problem occurring by up to 90%! It can also help keep your air conditioner at 95% of its original efficiency level.

Change the Air Filter

We’ll check this during maintenance, but you definitely want to be change the air filter more than once a year! Many homeowners mistakenly believe air filters are in place to protect indoor air quality. But their actual purpose is to protect the interior components of an air conditioner from dirt, dust, and other debris that can hurt its performance.

You should be changing your air filter every 1–3 months, depending on the type of air filter it is and the level of contaminants in your home. For example, a home with cigarette smoke and significant pet dander may need its air filter changed a lot more often.

Know When to Call Us for Professional Repairs!

Maintenance will help you avoid up to 85% of the repairs an air conditioner may need over its lifetime. But, there are certainly ways for things to go wrong with your cooling system between maintenance tune-ups. Therefore, it’s wise to know the signs that you need to call for repairs.

For instance, if you hear strange noises you’ve never heard come from your system before, it can be a sign that something is breaking down in your system, or about to break down for that matter. Leaking fluid is another concerning sign, since it could mean that you have a refrigerant leak. A refrigerant leak will eventually put your air conditioner completely out of commission, so contact us right away if you suspect this is occurring.

DB Heating & Cooling, Inc serves the heating and cooling needs of customers throughout Rockland County, NY as well as Bergen County, NJ and the surrounding communities. Count on us for expert services. Contact us today! 

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