In 1929, President Herbert Hoover requested air conditioning be installed in the White House. Since then, many Americans have enjoyed the comfort it’s brought into their homes. Prepping for the upcoming spring consists of cleaning and decluttering, and your new air conditioning system deserves cleaning during the spring, too. Spring starts off with mild temperatures and most people don’t think about scheduling preventative maintenance on their HVAC system. However, spring is the best time to schedule maintenance because heating and cooling companies have more availability and can work with your schedule instead of squeezing you in during the hottest time of the summer. Even after maintenance is performed, there are ways you can keep your system running smoothly in the middle of summer and boost energy efficiency.
New Air Conditioning System Maintenance
A new air conditioning system needs to have regularly scheduled maintenance to keep it healthy. Proper maintenance will also keep your warranty valid, so in the event of a breakdown, you will be covered instead of paying out of pocket for the warranty repair. Preventative maintenance on a new air conditioning system is a high priority for several reasons:
- Your new air conditioning system will operate more efficiently and perform better with regular care and cleaning. You will save money on your energy bills, which you can put toward a summer vacation.
- Routine maintenance will extend the life of your air conditioning unit. It will help your system last as long as possible, preventing you from spending money on a replacement cooling system prematurely.
- Preventative maintenance on your new air conditioning system will save you money every year by preventing malfunctions and breakdowns. Smaller issues with your unit are caught during a maintenance call, so they don’t turn into expensive repairs down the road.
Estes Services offers several preventative maintenance plan options. You can rest easy knowing your HVAC equipment is in the skilled hands of our NATE-certified technicians. Our professionals will inspect your unit, repair or replace any damaged components, replace the filter and clean the system of dirt and debris.
How You Can Help Your System
Before and after preventative maintenance is performed on your new air conditioning system, there are a few things you can do yourself to keep your unit performing efficiently:
- Clean your exterior unit monthly to prevent debris buildup. The outdoor unit houses the condenser and other components. When debris, dirt, and dust accumulate on the equipment, it restricts air flowing through the system correctly. Restricted airflow forces your system to work harder and lowers the system’s efficiency. Remove any vegetation near the outdoor unit, which might cause issues with airflow, too.
- Inside your home, dust and dirt will gather on your vents and registers. When air circulates throughout your home, the dirt and dust will float around your air and settle on the surfaces in your home. You will experience reduced indoor air quality, resulting in health issues. Regularly check and clean your vents and registers to eliminate any dust or dirt on them.
- The air filter in your new air conditioning system needs to be changed between maintenance calls. The recommended schedule for replacing a filter is every three months, and depending on how often your system runs, your filter might need to be changed before then. Inspect your filter once a month and replace it if it’s dirty or clogged.
Installing a new air conditioning system doesn’t guarantee it will last forever. Purchase a preventative maintenance plan to extend the life of your HVAC system. Call Estes Services for information regarding our maintenance plans and schedule service with our NATE-certified technicians.