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Don't Sweat It: Keep Your AC Running Smoothly with Our Essential Maintenance Tips

As temperatures start to rise, it's important to make sure your air conditioning system is running smoothly. Regular maintenance can help prevent unexpected breakdowns and keep your home comfortable all summer long.

Here are some essential maintenance tips from our experts at Better Air NW to keep your AC running smoothly:

  1. Change your air filter regularly: Your air filter plays a critical role in keeping your AC system running smoothly. It prevents dust and debris from entering the system and ensures good indoor air quality. Make sure to check and replace your air filter regularly, typically every 1-3 months depending on usage.

  2. Keep your outdoor unit clean: The outdoor unit of your AC system can accumulate dirt, leaves, and other debris over time. This can restrict airflow and cause your system to work harder than it needs to, potentially leading to higher energy bills and premature wear and tear. Use a garden hose to gently rinse off the outdoor unit and remove any debris.

  3. Check your thermostat settings: Make sure your thermostat is set to the desired temperature and that it's functioning properly. If you have a programmable thermostat, double-check that the settings match your schedule and preferences.

  4. Schedule regular maintenance: Annual maintenance by a professional HVAC technician can help keep your AC system in top condition. During a maintenance visit, a technician will clean and inspect your system, identify any potential issues, and make any necessary repairs or adjustments.

  5. Consider upgrading your system: If your AC system is old and inefficient, upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model can save you money in the long run. Newer models use less energy and may qualify for rebates or incentives from your utility company.

Don't let AC issues ruin your summer. Contact Better Air NW today to schedule maintenance or repairs for your AC system. Our team of experienced technicians is here to help keep your home comfortable all season long.