15 May How to Prevent Air Conditioning Repairs This Summer
The heat of summer is quickly approaching and with temperatures rising, it is only a matter of time before North Carolina residents start running their air conditioning units in order to cool off. While it would be hard to survive North Carolina summers without AC, sometimes homeowners find themselves in need of air conditioning repairs before the summer months ever arrive. Biggs HVAC would like to share with customers in Raleigh NC and surrounding areas a few tips for avoiding air conditioning repairs this summer.
Check your air filters. You will have better air quality in your home, and help your AC unit run more efficiently if you regularly change your air filters. While you are at it, make sure that there is no air obstruction near your vents inside your house, and no debris near your AC unit outside of your house as well.
Keep your thermostat set at a consistent temperature. Many people will find it tempting in the summer to often adjust the temperature of their thermostat. In a lot of cases, doing so can cause more strain on the air conditioning unit. A good rule of thumb for summertime temps is to set your thermostat to around 75 degrees. If you raise the temperature higher than that, you save more money on your air conditioning bill. If you set it lower, your bill is higher.
The best prevention against air conditioning repairs in the summer is to have an HVAC professional come out and inspect your unit. Most air conditioning repairs happen because of elements that you cannot easily get to within the AC unit, like a faulty condenser coil or a broken fan blade. An HVAC professional can diagnose a problem within your AC unit before you have to suffer through the heat without any air conditioning at all while waiting for the unit to be fixed.
In Raleigh NC, residents depend on the knowledgeable staff of Biggs HVAC to take care of all of their air conditioning repair needs. Before you encounter any problems with your air conditioning unit this summer, give Biggs HVAC a call at (919) 329-8288!