Air Conditioner Safety Tips
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Air conditioners have become an essential part of Windsor homes during the summer months. By protecting homeowners from extreme heat and humidity, they’re sometimes seen as a safety staple in the summer. While air conditioners do keep us safe from the heat, when treated poorly, they can become unsafe themselves. Take a look at our experts’ most important tips for practicing air conditioner safety.
Change Your Air Filter Regularly
The easiest of all of our air conditioner safety tips is to remember to change your air filter regularly. Your air conditioner’s filter–regardless of if you own a ductless system, a heat pump, or central air–must be changed or cleaned at least once every 90 days. We also recommend that you check your air filter every 30 days to see if it needs to be changed sooner.
Pay Attention to Odd Smells and Sounds
It’s kind of funny to say, but one of our most important air conditioner safety tips is to get to know your air conditioner! Get to know its cycles, what sounds are normal, or even what smells are normal for your system. That way, if you recognize an odd or new smell or sound, you can call for repair right away.
Keep Vents and Systems Clear from Blockage
As a general rule, every part of your AC system should be given space to work properly. This means keeping vents and air registers clear from clutter, rugs, decor, and pet hair, keeping the outdoor unit free of twigs, leaves, and grass, and the indoor system free of clutter and dust. This will keep your AC running smoothly and won’t hinder its efficiency.
Schedule Annual Preventative Maintenance
One of the most important air conditioner safety tips is to ensure you’re keeping your AC healthy by scheduling annual preventative maintenance. Once a year you should call your local HVAC team to book an inspection appointment. During this appointment, an expert technician will clean and care for your AC to ensure that it’s working properly and isn’t a danger to yourself or your family.
NEVER Attempt DIY HVAC Repair
An AC safety tip that we absolutely cannot stress enough is the importance of ALWAYS calling for expert AC repair from a licensed technician. Attempting air conditioner repair, regardless of how small the task is, can put yourself and your family in danger of severe physical harm or even death. If you are not a trained and licensed HVAC professional, do not attempt any type of DIY repair. Call the experts immediately.
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