Whew, summer is finally here in central Indiana! You’ve definitely been making use of your air conditioning system, with many more days to come before cooler temps arrive in the fall. Most people don’t notice their HVAC unless it stops working. And, if it does, contact Westside Plumbing, Inc. for fast, reliable help. But, take a few moments now to do some DIY maintenance tasks to keep yours working hard for you!

 

Tips to Maintain Your Air Conditioning System

Change Air Filters

Air filters should be changed regularly – approximately four times a year – to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system. When the filter is clear of dust and debris, air can move through it much more easily. Besides making your air conditioning perform better, it’ll prolong the life of your HVAC unit.

Clear Vents and Registers

At the same time you change the air filters, walk around the exterior of the house and clear brush and debris away from the air conditioning unit. Similarly, take a walk around the interior of your home, and clear any vents or registers that may be blocked. This will ensure the unit isn’t working any harder than necessary.

Take a Listen

Besides not outputting cold air, one of the first signs of problems with the HVAC unit is loud noises coming from the unit. Listen for grinding, squealing, or whirring that exceeds the normal sounds you hear from the unit.

Seek Expert HVAC Help

When it comes time to upgrade to a new unit, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the huge selection of air conditioners on the market. Our HVAC experts can recommend the perfectly sized product for your home, and we’ll make quick work of installation too. Our EPA-certified team will make sure that the unit is properly installed at a price that fits your budget. Serving Brownburg, IN, and the surrounding areas, Westside Plumbing provides cooling services to homes as well as small commercial properties. Call Westside Plumbing today at (317) 445-8399 to schedule an appointment.

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