Summer is in full swing here in West Columbia, South Carolina, and it is essential to keep your air conditioner in tip-top shape for your family’s health and comfort. As a homeowner, there are several things you can do to keep your AC running smoothly.

However, there may come a time when your system breaks down or the service required is more complex than you have the knowledge or tools for. This is when it is important to hire a professional HVAC technician.

What Can I Do to Keep My AC Unit Running Smoothly?

There are several tasks that a homeowner can do to keep the system in good shape. You should change the air filters usually every 30 days. A really important job is to make sure that vegetation and debris are kept away from the condenser located outside of the house. Remove any grass or brush so that the motor runs efficiently.

Always make sure the inside vents and registers are open and that nothing is obstructing the cool air from flowing throughout the house. It is best to schedule professional maintenance at least twice per year. This can easily be done with a maintenance plan.

When Should I Call a Professional?

There are several signs that let you know that it is time for a professional to perform a service or even replace your AC system. If your house isn’t cooling off properly, it could mean that your system needs attention. The refrigerant may need to be recharged or the ducts may need repairs.

Another sign that something is wrong with your AC system is if it is making unusual sounds. If your AC starts clanking and sounding rougher than normal, please call a professional. If you notice water leaking, the drain tubes might be clogged or the evaporator coils might be frozen. If you suspect any problem with the electrical aspect of your AC system, turn it off immediately and call your HVAC specialist!

By performing routine maintenance on your system, your air conditioner should run great. However, if you need professional servicing, please call Krantz Kooling and Heating today at 803-228-7253.

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