An air conditioning system can be an important part of your home, but you might lack an awareness of the type of care that this system can require. As a result, you might find that your system is more prone to experience a range of issues that could impact its overall performance or contribute to it suffering more wear and tear.
Minimize The Amount Of Allergens In The System
A dirty air conditioning system can create several issues for your home. In particular, this can lead to the air quality in the house suffering a severe decrease. For individuals with allergies this can be a particularly serious problem, as it can lead to their symptoms becoming much worse when they run their air conditioner. Regularly changing the air filters can help to reduce this problem by minimizing the amount of dirt and allergens that accumulate in the system. You can also have the ducting cleaned to remove any deposits that may have started to form over the years.
Protect The Exterior Unit
The exterior unit can be subjected to a number of different types of damage. For example, if this system is placed in a low area, it could be prone to flooding during rainstorms. Being too close to plants can also be damaging to the exterior unit, as this can cause them to pull in leaves and other forms of debris, limiting the amount of airflow that the system will have.
Avoid Using The Air Conditioner When It Is Cool Outside
Some individuals may enjoy the interior of their homes being fairly cool year round; this can lead them to use their air conditioning system during times when it is fairly cool outside. Unfortunately, this can cause serious damage to your system. This damage can arise due to a thick layer of ice forming on the air conditioning system. Once it has formed, the ice can prevent the system from being able to pull enough air into it, and it may also cause the interior pipes and tubes in the system to rupture. Every air conditioning system will have an ideal temperature range, and you should avoid using it when the temperature is below this range. To help you avoid accidentally doing this, you can write down the temperature range for your air conditioner on the thermostat; this will help you to see this range each time that you adjust the temperature in your house.
For more information on caring for your HVAC system, contact a specialist like PSL Mechanical Heating and Air Conditioning Inc.