How to Care for Your AC System

August 19, 2019

New homeowners often face the challenge of maintaining an AC system for the first time. In order to reduce that learning curve, let us consider some useful advice.

Seasonal Checkups

Craig's Services has served Bountiful, UT, and the surrounding areas for more than 50 years with a broad range of cooling services. We strongly recommend seasonal AC tune-ups to all of our clients because they are an inexpensive way of diagnosing potential problems early and dealing with them before they manifest into something more expensive. Immediate inspection is a good idea if you have gone a while without a professional examination.

Swap Out Air Filters Regularly

Changing your AC filters is a simple task that can have a dramatic effect on your energy costs, your comfort, and the life expectancy of your air conditioner. The rule of thumb is three months, but we recommend monthly visual inspections to determine the ideal period for your house.

Clean and Check Return Vents

During the monthly inspection that you perform, check the return vent in every room and clean it. Ensure that it is in the open position and that nothing is obstructing the airflow.

Preventative Maintenance Plan

Consider a preventative maintenance plan. These plans are often a great way to save money on seasonal checkups, air filter replacements, and other maintenance that you will require anyway. Your HVAC provider can track your AC system and make recommendations based on its history.

Homeowner Inspections

Perform your own cursory examination each month and whenever a bad storm may have affected outside equipment. If you hear a strange sound, smell an unusual odor, receive a higher-than-expected bill, or just notice something odd, schedule a professional inspection.

Keep Your AC Running Well

Craig's Services would love to help you maintain a cool home, keep your energy costs low, and extend your equipment’s life. We offer installation, repair, and maintenance services not just for cooling equipment but for heating, plumbing, and more. Call us today to learn more about how we can serve you.

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