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Ways to Prevent Air Conditioning Repair

If your AC is in need of repair, you’re stuck at home waiting for a technician to finish the work and you pay an unexpected cost for something that is nearly a necessity in the summertime. Prevent the inconvenience, hassle, and added cost of a sudden repair need by following these tips.

  • Turn up the temperature: The surest way to keep your air conditioner from encountering problems is to use it less frequently. If you can turn up the temperature a couple of degrees and still feel comfortable, do it. You will save on your monthly bills and reduce the amount of stress your air conditioner takes on, reducing the chances of an unexpected repair.
  • Use your programmable thermostat properly: While the majority of thermostats sold in 2015 will be programmable thermostats or smart thermostats, a large percentage of homeowners still do not know how to use them. When your technician installs your new thermostat, it’s worth it to take a little bit of extra time to meet with the technician and learn how to use it. You might also be able to look up the instructions online if you cannot find the manual. You should know how to make a preset schedule for each day of the week (or a schedule that changes only on the weekends) along with how to override these settings and make changes when needed.
  • Change the air filter: The air filter is not only in place for your health. It’s also there to protect the system from damage—as long as it stays clean. Blocked airflow is one of the top reasons for air conditioning system trouble, so change or clean your filter every month.
  • Replace the system: When your technician has to return again and again for AC repairs, it could be a sign that it’s time to replace the AC system. Consult with your contractor to find out if this will be a cost-effective solution for you.

Call Advanced Home Services for quality air conditioning repair services in the Pocatello, ID area.