Heating and Air Conditioning in Macon, GA

AC Service Essentials: Maintaining Your System for Longevity

HVAC Maintenance Plans

The best way to ensure that your HVAC system is getting the routine care it requires is by utilizing an HVAC maintenance plan. Most AC service companies offer these maintenance plans and will send experts out several times a year to replace filters, conduct routine inspections, repair or clean ducts, and troubleshoot any minor issues you may have before they become a major problem. Preventative AC service can save both your home and your wallet from discomfort.

At-Home AC Services

While we always recommend a professional HVAC maintenance plan, you can take some preventative steps at home to increase the lifespan of your HVAC system as well.

Clean and Replace Filters

Keeping your air filters fresh is crucial to the quality of air being circulated throughout your home, but also to the efficiency of your HVAC system. A dirty air filter means your system has to work harder to keep your home comfortable. A good rule of thumb is to check and change filters once per month or up to every three months if your filters stay relatively clean.

Keep Your Outdoor Unit Clean

Dirt and debris commonly build up around an outdoor HVAC unit. However, it is absolutely imperative to clear this muck away from your unit, as such buildup reduces air flow significantly and causes your HVAC system to overwork itself. Be sure that leaves, grass, sticks, and other outdoor materials are not crowding the base of the exterior unit or getting inside it.

Be Wise with Your Thermostat

Find your optimal temperature and try to keep your thermostat there. Constantly fluctuating temperatures can cause an HVAC system to overwork itself, decreasing its overall longevity. Our experts recommend employing a Smart thermostat, which can help you determine your ideal sleep, awake, and away temperatures.

Humidity Monitoring

High humidity is a problem unique to the Southern climate that places a huge strain on HVAC systems. Purchasing dehumidifiers for your home is a great way to keep energy costs low, AC services minimal, and HVAC system lifespan long. 

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Energy Audit

Does it feel impossible to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home? Consider scheduling an energy audit to identify the weak points in your home’s insulation to address the issue before your HVAC system gets overworked.

Refrigerant Level Monitoring

Refrigerant is a key player in keeping the temperature in your home consistent. If you notice uneven cooling in your home, we recommend reaching out to one of our professionals before you have a larger compressor problem on your hands. Keep in mind that recharging refrigerants requires specific tools and expertise, and you should always consult a professional AC service provider before trying to solve this particular issue on your own.

Trust Total Comfort Cooling & Heating for All Your AC Service Needs

Our skilled professionals are ready to tackle any AC service your system may require. Give us a call today for an estimate and to schedule routine maintenance, a one-time inspection, or an AC repair appointment. Let us help keep your HVAC unit working well during every season.