Investing in regular maintenance is one of the most effective ways to reduce wear and tear on your cooling system. Changing the air filter and upgrading to a ductless system can reduce wear and tear, too. Here at Sandhills Heating & Refrigeration, we want your Vass, North Carolina, cooling system to last as long as possible. Make sure to use the tips discussed below to keep your air-conditioning system operating with optimal efficiency and effectiveness.

Change the Air Filter Regularly

A clogged filter restricts airflow to the cooling system, making the AC work harder than necessary to cool your home. This results in added wear and tear to the system and higher cooling expenses. Knowing whether to change the filter is simple. Hold the filter up to the light. If you don’t see any light passing through it, go ahead and change it. Normally, you’ll change the filter about once a month during the cooling season.

Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat

Do you really need to cool your home for eight hours when you’re at work? No, you don’t, and a programmable thermostat makes it possible to create a cooling schedule that complements your lifestyle. With a Wi-Fi programmable thermostat, you can use your smartphone to control the temperature in your home. This makes it simple to make last-minute temperature adjustments, such as when you get off work early.

Make Sure Your AC Receives Regular Maintenance

Your air conditioning system should have professional maintenance performed on it at least once per year. A neglected system struggles to complete its job of keeping your home cool. During a tune-up, a technician will clean, calibrate and balance your air conditioning system. Worn parts may be replaced, heading off a more expensive repair down the road. Just like your car that needs regular maintenance to run its best, so too does your air conditioning system.

Contact Sandhills Heating & Refrigeration at 910-338-3723 to schedule your next AC maintenance appointment. Regular maintenance is one of the best ways to reduce wear and tear on your cooling system.

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