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If youre of a certain age, you may remember a commercial for Fram oil filters, where a mechanic said, you can pay me now, or pay me later. Paying a little now could keep you from paying a lot more for a major problem. Much like your car, your air conditioner needs to have periodic check-ups in order to ensure it continues to perform like it should. If air conditioning maintenance is neglected, it could lead to much costlier repairs down the road.

Air conditioners are very tough and durable pieces of equipment, engineered to withstand all kinds of abuse. Its easy to get complacent about air conditioning maintenance, much like its easy to forget routine car servicing. But as reliable as most air conditioners are, they still need to be checked regularly to maintain peak performance.

Get Your AC Unit Checked in Cary

While the weather is mild, think about having your AC unit checked. Dont wait until temperatures get hot; if you wait until then, an AC problem could quickly grow from a nuisance to a major hassle. An Approved Comfort technician can come to your home and perform a complete inspection of your system. Performance checks will include cleaning condensing coils, checking refrigerant levels and electrical connections, looking for signs of erosion and making sure all copper lines are properly insulated. We will also check voltage and amperage to all motors, make sure all belts are tight, calibrate the thermostat if necessary and check that the condensate drain is cleared and draining properly. We will perform these and several other checks to ensure your air conditioner is well-prepared to provide comfort through the hottest months of the year.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Cary

Air conditioning maintenance isnt just for the pros, however. There are some steps you can take in addition to those performed by professional technicians that can help increase the life and efficiency of your system. Most importantly, make sure you buy quality air filters and change them regularly, also, keep sticks, leaves and other debris away from the outside unit so they dont create clogs that will make your system work too hard. Your air conditioners outside unit needs to draw air in so it has something to cool and blow into your home. If that process is impeded by debris, it cant pull in enough air. Its also advisable to avoid closing air supply outlets, which can be harmful to the overall operation of your air conditioning system.

Regular preventive air conditioning maintenance will increase the life of your system and save you money and trouble in the long run. Call Approved Comfort today!