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Straightforward Steps for Avoiding Expensive Air Conditioning Repair

Keeping your home’s AC unit maintained properly throughout the year goes far beyond saving money on repairs. It ensures that you stay cool during the hot summer months so you can actually enjoy the money not spent on repairs for some summer fun. Even if you know nothing about these units, you can still keep them in good condition for a long time.

Have the Air Filter Cleaned/Replaced

A fairly straightforward maintenance routine is keeping the air filter clean. Failing to do so can cause your unit to work harder, ultimately driving up your monthly energy costs. Start by locating the air filter. Typically, it’s located inside the blower compartment in a separate slot on the side, or behind the return air grille. If you notice that dirt and debris have collected on the filter, remove the particles so the airflow can remain intact.

Replacing a dirty filter is important because it can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5 to 10 percent. There are a few factors that determine whether you need a new filter or not. The type of filter, for example, determines how often you need a replacement. Also, assess the air quality coming through the vents. If it seems blocked or not as powerful, chances are you need a new filter. Even though changing out an air filter is a job that most anyone can complete, some people choose to let a professional who specializes in air conditioning repair in Myrtle Beach, SC handle this replacement for them. Not only can your AC professional pinpoint your air filter’s location quickly, but we can install the right sized filter that fits perfectly.

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Check Wiring and Components

No matter how effective or expensive your AC unit is, it’s not designed to last forever. There may be wires and components that short out, preventing your unit from working at an optimal rate. For this reason, you need to have your AC unit and its parts inspected at least once a year by a licensed professional.

We’ll inspect your unit fully and check for signs of overheating – such as melted insulation on wires or blackened wire parts. We’ll replace any damaged wires and also check electrical connections to make sure they are tight. It’s best to leave this job up to a professional because of the potential for electrocution.

Whether your AC unit is new or used, proper maintenance will keep it working like it’s supposed to work over its expected service life. You can then relax and enjoy the weather, summer in and summer out.

Call Brown & Reaves Services in Myrtle Beach, SC today at 843-497-9867, or fill out our short form and someone will contact you as quickly as possible to answer any questions you may have about service on your air conditioning system.

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