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4 Simple Things You Can Do To Make Your AC Run Better

You want to get the most out of your air conditioner, and we don’t blame you. It was an expensive upfront investment and you want to get the best results without any hiccups along the way. The good news is, we have some tips to help you achieve this goal.

And if anything does happen with your air conditioner, and you need to schedule central AC repair in Lake City, FL, our team can help. You can keep reading to learn about the four ways that you can help your AC to run smoother and more efficiently. Then give our team a call to schedule your service appointment if you have any concerns.

Change the Air Filter

The easiest thing that you can do for your air conditioner is to change out the air filter on time each month. The location of your air filter is the only place that your air conditioner can bring air into the system. Your air filter is designed to capture dirt, hair, and other small particles to prevent them from making their way into your air conditioning system.

However, if the filter gets too full then it begins to block airflow and put a strain on your air conditioner. When your air conditioner has to work hard to bring air in, your energy bills go up and your system takes on more wear and tear.

Rinse the Condensate Drain Line

Another easy way to take good care of your air conditioner and improve how it operates is to rinse out the condensate drain line each month. All you have to do is pour half a cup of vinegar into the pipe that sticks up by your indoor unit. Take off the cap on the top, pour in the vinegar, and replace the camp again 

Repeat this step every single month to help prevent clogs from developing in the condensate drain line. If the condensate drain line gets clogged, moisture backs up into your system and re-evaporates into the air. If the air is too humid, it can make your home can feel warmer than it really is.

Hose off the Outdoor Unit

And you also have to take care of the outdoor unit. It is exposed to elements and the weather around the clock every day. Simply hosing off the outdoor unit with gentle water pressure can do wonders for your system. The outdoor unit is where the heat and humidity release. If the fins get to clogged with dirt then heat and humidity cannot release outside and get trapped inside your home instead. This can leave your air conditioner working even harder to cool down your home.

Schedule Maintenance

Aside from homeowner maintenance, the best way that you can take care of your air conditioner is to schedule professional maintenance with our expert technicians. We would love the opportunity to look at your air conditioner once each year. 

This is a great way for us to identify small problems that have the potential to become big problems. If we can replace small parts or tighten components when they loosen up, we can prevent breakdowns in the future. This is also a great way to improve energy efficiency and extend the lifespan of your air conditioner.

Call Touchstone Heating and Air 24/7 for exceptional customer service! Serving the communities of North Central Florida since 1998. Schedule an appointment today for AC service.

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