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Caring for Your Air Conditioner This Summer

Summers in Boston, MA are hot and humid, with household air conditioners seeing daily use from now until September and even later some years. The last thing you want is to experience a breakdown in the middle of a heat wave, and even monthly bills can feel higher than they need to be when the temperature rises. The best way to combat those possibilities is to plan for proper air conditioning care this summer. Some of that comes from the hands of a trained technician, and some can be done yourself. Here’s a quick breakdown of the steps involved.

Schedule Maintenance Once a Year

Many homeowners eschew maintenance on their air conditioners because it doesn’t address specific problems. Instead, it’s a tune-up session, designed to address a lot of little problems such as loose bolts and worn fittings.

By scheduling a maintenance session once a year, however, you can keep wear and tear to a minimum, helping your system perform better and reducing the risk of repairs. If larger issues are present, a maintenance session lets the technician spot them and schedule repairs before they get out of hand. When applied once a year, it can even extend the life of your system beyond its warranty.

Perform a Little Care Yourself

While only a trained professional should perform a maintenance session, you can take steps yourself to help keep your air conditioner running smoothly. Change or clean the filters once a month: an easy operation that anyone can perform. Make sure the outside part of your unit is free of clogs or debris, and monitor your usage to give the system a break sometimes. Set the temperature at 78 instead of 75, for example, and open the house up in the evening, when temperatures are cooler.

Trust Cooling Unlimited to handle air conditioning maintenance and repairs.

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