Myrtle Beach homeowners are well aware of how important proper care and maintenance is for their air conditioning units. Aside from the savings they could generate from not paying for the repairs and replacements, properly taking care and maintaining HVAC units, especially during cold months, helps ensure the comfort of your entire family.
Keep in mind that your air conditioning and heating units work harder during the winter season to help keep your family warm and comfortable. You need to return the favor by properly taking care of your HVAC units.
Below is a guideline that you can follow to properly take care of your Myrtle Beach air conditioning units.
1. Replace filter at least once every 3 months – If you use disposable air filters, you need to replace them at least once every 3 months. If you use your air conditioners more frequently, replace it more often. You can also consider using reusable air filters so you won’t have to buy air filters repeatedly. Reusable filters can be washed and replaced back to your unit. Speak with your air conditioner manufacturer and ask for recommendations on reusable air filters.
2. Check the efficiency of your Myrtle Beach air conditioning unit – Sometimes, even though you properly take care and maintain your units, problems still arise. This is most specifically true for older units. To effectively know whether or not your unit has problems, you will need to check and measure its efficiency by checking the temperature of the air that it blows as well as by listening to unusual sounds it makes when operating.
You’ll know the unit is not working properly if there is at least 15-18 degrees difference between the temperature of the air that it blows out and the temperature that comes in through the air vent. Likewise, if you hear unusual buzzing noise or thumps while your unit is operating, you will need to call in a professional and have him or her do a full check on your air conditioner.
3. Learn proper use and setting of the thermostat – Each member of the household should learn how to properly use and set the thermostat. Don’t let younger kids play with the thermostat setting. To prevent this from happening, make sure you install the thermostat somewhere that is inaccessible to the kids’ little curious hands.
If you want to arrive at an already warm home after going out for the day, invest on automatic thermostats which you can automatically set to start warming up the house 30 minutes before you arrive. There are thermostats that you can even control using your smart phone if you are not sure what time you will be home.
At Air Comfort Heating and Cooling our goal is to keep you comfortable all year around. Give us a call today for a complete air conditioning checkup. Check out our Facebook page for more great tips.
Air Comfort Heating & Cooling
4555 Highway 17 Bypass South
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Conway, Loris, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Atlantic Beach, Briarcliffe Acres, Surfside Beach, Bucksport, Forestbrook, Garden City, Little River, Red Hill, Socastee, Carolina Forest, Cherry Grove, Cool Spring, Fantasy Harour, Gallivants Ferry, Green Sea, Longs, Pine Island, Springmaid Beach