Tips to Keep Your AC Running Smoothly
Updated: Oct 4
When you least expect it, your AC could start giving you problems and leave you and your family hot and uncomfortable during the hottest summer months. The team at Cochran Complete is here to make sure your home’s HVAC system is operating at peak efficiency. If you suddenly find yourself in a hot house and the AC struggling to work, it probably means you are overdue for maintenance service and an overall tune up for your HVAC system.
In the summer, there are many indicators and signs that can signal there’s a problem with your AC:
Soaring electric bill
No cool air
Trouble keeping the house cool
Below we have listed the top three issues our Cochran Complete Technicians have seen that have caused problems with residential HVAC systems:
Lack of Maintenance
In many cases, when our Technicians arrive to a home with an AC problem, they can see the system is suffering from a lack of regular maintenance. Cochran Complete offers different levels of Maintenance plans to inspect and maintain your system on a regular schedule to help avoid future problems. This can save you unexpected breakdowns and help you save significant charges on repairs in the future.
Your thermostat controls everything about your HVAC system. If it isn’t working properly, it can definitely cause problems. In some cases, your thermostat only needs to be cleaned by a Technician to get it working again or a simple battery replacement. If your thermostat isn’t working at its best, it could have faulty components or may need to be replaced all together. This is another issue a regular Maintenance Plan with Cochran Complete could help discover ahead of time and help to avoid further HVAC problems.
Life is busy and in some seasons of life, replacing your air filter can drop to the bottom of your “to-do” list. We understand that and our Cochran Complete Maintenance Plan includes checking and cleaning your air filters. It doesn’t take long for pet hair and everyday dust to build up in your home and clog your air filters. Clogged air filters keep the air from flowing throughout your HVAC system and can cause the motor and other components to overheat. We always advise our customers to change their air filters regularly to help avoid a system breakdown or a large repair bill.
In the hot summer months, it’s important to take proper care of your AC unit and to take the right steps to maintain your HVAC system.
This can help to reduce the cost of AC repair in a hot Georgia summer and allow your AC to run more efficiently. Besides a home Cochran Complete Residential or Commercial Maintenance Plan, here are a few tips Cochran Complete suggests to keep your family cool and minimize the stress on your AC Unit during the hot summer days:
1. KEEP IT COOLER INDOORS
Keep your blinds closed in the middle of the day when the sun is at its brightest. This will help to lower your indoor temperature and lessen the strain on your AC unit. Also, it’s usually best to avoid cooking in the kitchen at the hottest part of the day. The heat from the stove or oven can flow into the rest of your house and cause the AC unit to run more.
2. CHANGE YOUR THERMOSTAT SETTINGS
Remember to adjust your thermostat whenever you’re away from home or on vacation. You can prevent your AC unit from working overtime and save money on your energy bill by raising the temperature on your thermostat for the time no one will be in the home. For extra convenience and peace of mind, you can always set different temperatures on your thermostat based on a schedule during the day or night.
These are just a few tips to help keep your AC running smoothly and avoid overworking your AC during the hot summer months. To help avoid costly problems that can come up with your home’s HVAC, regular Maintenance is the most effective step you can take. At Cochran Complete, we have several Maintenance Plans to fit your needs and your budget. We offer affordable Maintenance plans for all of your residential and commercial HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical needs. Please follow the link below for more details on our Residential and Commercial HVAC Gold Maintenance Plans:
If you haven’t had your HVAC serviced in a while or kept up with regular maintenance, and you’re experiencing problems with your AC, please don’t hesitate to call Cochran Complete. Our skilled HVAC technicians will get to the root of your AC cooling issues and find the most effective solution to your problem.
It’s All About Comfort With Cochran Complete
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