The sizzling heat of a Texas summer can be unbearable, even more so when you’re in Houston. Under such heat, it’s important to keep the air conditioner running. The problem with that is that with constant use, your AC unit can slow down, or break down altogether. You can avoid sudden disasters like in the middle of July, by knowing the right time to call on licensed technicians to check your AC unit.
Before Problems Happen
Remember that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Regular maintenance can crowd your quarterly budget, but major repairs could be more costly. Call an AC professional for unit checkups at least once a year. An AC expert should be able to do the necessary maintenance work, such as cleaning the unit’s coils and filters, and inspecting the ductwork. Annual unit checkups should help catch potential problems that may cause you big headaches later on.
After It Breaks Down
Even with regular visits, your AC unit can malfunction. Before getting on the phone, better to do a couple of things first:
- Do a thermostat check – Sometimes, it is just a matter of setting the unit’s thermostat to the right temperature. A simple solution but people sometimes overlook the simple things.
- Do a dirt check – Even with regular maintenance, dirt can sometimes quickly accumulate. Clean your filters and area or surfaces surrounding your unit. Check for obstructions that may be blocking airflow to your unit.
If the problems persist, call your AC professional.