Now that spring has come around once again, your air conditioning will likely be put back into action as temperatures begin to pick up. This is usually the most common time to arrange a service, as it may have been a while since your ac units have seen this much use. Once you have had your unit fully checked, there are a few ways to ensure it is running all day to keep your home cool in the warmer months of the year. Simple checks such as air filters and inspecting the wiring can maintain heating and cooling abilities and increase the overall lifespan of your system. Here are some steps you can take to maintain your air conditioning unit and keep it running smoothly.

Filter checks

Because your ac unit is constantly circulating air throughout your home, this means that the air filter is always in use. As more air passes through these filters, they will pick up dirt and dust which will prevent them from working as effectively. Giving these dirty filters a quick clean can make a world of difference to how well your system works, as air will pass through a lot more easily. If your filters are old and cleaning does not seem to be effective, replacements are inexpensive and can be fitted easily, so this will not take much of your time.

Maintaining outdoor units

As they are exposed to the elements all year round, outdoor units are a lot more likely to suffer from general wear and tear. Wet and windy weather can cause dirt or debris to be blown into them, whilst sunny days cause them to heat up and work harder, increasing the risk of a breakdown. You should make sure that you provide shelter or shade for your outdoor unit to effectively protect it, whilst still allowing it the breathing room it needs to operate effectively.

Inspect wiring

A common cause of commercial or home air conditioning breakdowns is problems with the circuit breakers or fuses as part of the wiring, which can be caused by overheating. You should turn off your air conditioning before checking this for your safety, and if you notice anything that isn’t right, you should call a qualified electrician to avoid any dangerous situations.

Utilise a smart thermostat

If you have an older air conditioning unit, one of the best options you have to keep it running smoothly is to upgrade to a smart thermostat. This device will allow you to constantly monitor the temperature in your home, turning your air conditioning off when you don’t need it to avoid overworking it and saving you money on your energy bills. Setting your thermostat to a specific temperature before you get home will also allow it to circulate cool air to create a comfortable temperature for when you arrive.

Carrying out these small checks and adjustments can go a long way to keeping your air conditioner running and in good condition to provide both cool and warm air all year round. It can also help your unit become more energy efficient and save you money on your electricity bill.

If you are having any problems with your air conditioning unit, such as refrigerant leaks or damaged filters that you are unsure how to replace, our team at JP Air Conditioning can help. We can carry out full servicing or repairs for your unit to keep it operating at its best. To find out more about our services, call 0208 333 1191 or email so that we can discuss your enquiry.

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