3 Cost Effective Ways To Prevent AC Repair

AC repairs

As you know, your Air Conditioner is one of the most expensive pieces of equipment that you own.

And as you also know, if you live here in Canada – you don’t want to live without one!

So to keep it running efficiently you will have to make sure you give it a bit of attention from time to time.

Here is some preventative maintenance advice to keep your AC healthy.

Get your calendar at hand because the key to saving money on AC repairs is creating routines.

1. Biannual Air Conditioner Services

Over the last 40 years repairing Air Conditioners in Ottawa, the number 1 most common reason I see AC’s breaking down is people not having their Air Conditioner regularly serviced.

And I understand the “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” mentality lots of people have.

But when it comes to your AC you should adopt a “if it’s not broke, maintain it” mentality.

Remember, it’s one of the most expensive pieces of equipment you own.

It’s worth looking after.

Have a professional service your Air Conditioner twice per year.

  • Once in spring.
  • Once it fall.

You’re HVAC contractor will check for electrical and motor failures – fixing them before they become a costly issue.

2. Replace your AC’s Air Filters

Dirty filters restrict the air flow in your AC, making everything work harder.

This can eventually lead to a system failure. So it is imperative that you keep on top of this.

Here’s something I often advise my customers:

Make a routine to check your AC’s filters on the first day of every month. If they look dirty, they need changing.

Although avoiding break downs is the main you need to stay on top of this, remember, when you’re AC has to work hard to push air through the filters – the cost of running your AC will go up.

So this one can save you money in the short term too.

More on this here

3. Clean out the condensation drain line

Another great way to keep the maintenance of your AC to a minimum is to clean out your condensation drain line.

With all the condensation that gets passed through your condensation drain line, over time one of the things that often happens is mold and mildew will start to build up.

An easy way to prevent this is to pour a solution of bleach down the line.

The solution is as follows:

  • 1 cup bleach
  • 3 cups water

Make another routine for this to be done every three months.