How to Keep the Air Conditioning Repairman Away

You have likely heard the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but do you know what to do to keep the air conditioning repairman away?

While eating fruit won’t do the trick, there are several things you can do that will help you avoid costly and inconvenient air conditioning breakdowns.

Protect Your Air Conditioner from Electrical Failure

Recently we have had a large number of thunderstorms in Southern California. Each summer we repair many air conditioners that were damaged as a result of electrical failure. These problems could have been easily prevented with whole-house surge protection.

If lightning strikes near your home (or there is a power surge to your electrical lines for other reasons), the increased amount of power can damage anything plugged in to your outlets. This includes your furnace, air conditioner, refrigerator, microwave, television, and computers. A whole home surge protector grounds the excess power and keeps your home’s electronics safe.

Maintain, Maintain, Maintain

The best way to prevent costly breakdowns and keep the air conditioning repairman away from your home is to regularly maintain your equipment. Maintenance keeps your equipment running at peak performance and can help you catch any small issues before they become larger repairs.

To adequately maintain your air conditioner, you should:

  • Get an annual air conditioning tune-up
  • Regularly clean or change your air filters
  • Make sure your air conditioner’s drain line is clear
  • Keep the area around your air conditioner free of debris

Upgrade Your Equipment

Sometimes even when you do everything else right your air conditioner may break down. Most of the time, this is because your air conditioner is older. After a certain point, the internal parts in your air conditioner will reach their expected lifespan and begin to require replacement. This could be a sign you need to replace your air conditioner.

Another common culprit of air conditioning breakdowns is a faulty thermostat. If your system continues to operate ineffectively, talk to your heating and air conditioning company and find out if a new thermostat could solve the problem.

Air conditioning repairs don’t have to be frustrating. With these tips, you can keep the air conditioning repairman away from your Southern California home.

Have an air conditioning problem in your Orange, LA, Riverside or San Bernardino County area home? Schedule an air conditioning repair online with Service Champions today!