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AIR CONDITIONING FAQ

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If you have questions about your AC unit and how to take care of it, read below to learn from the experts at A-Absolute Plumbing, Heating & Air! We offer service on nights, weekends, and holidays at no extra charge.

Is my air system functioning properly?

Creating the right climate in your home is essential to good indoor air quality. One of the primary functions of your air conditioner is to maintain low humidity as well as cool temperatures. Insufficient cooling can lead to mold growth, airborne allergens, and general discomfort. Air duct maintenance cannot be overlooked either, as dirt ducts can reduce the lifespan of your AC system.

Should I buy the biggest air conditioner I can afford?

When it comes to air conditioning units, bigger is not better. You’ll want a professional to consult with you about the best AC unit for the size and usage of your home. If you get one that’s too small, it will work too hard to cool your home resulting in high energy costs. However, if you get one that’s too big, you’ll cool your home too quickly. As a result, your system will only run for short bursts, leading to a higher level of humidity (despite cooler temperatures).

How long should my new air conditioner last?

While different units and models will have different lifespans, an air conditioner should last you about 10-15 minutes. However, that’s only true provided that you take care of your investment with frequent maintenance and tune-ups. When your air conditioner reaches 10 years of use, you should schedule slightly more frequent maintenance calls-parts will begin to break down more frequently past the 12-year mark. Some higher-end models have parts that can last for 20-25 years with proper care, but this shouldn’t be expected for most units.

Is there preventative maintenance I can do myself?

Sure! If you’re fairly handy with tools, here are some things you can do on a regular basis to keep your AC humming along efficiently:

  • Check your air filter monthly
  • Clean your indoor coil with a vacuum brush
  • Inspect the condensing unit outside
  • Level the outdoor unit if necessary
  • Clean the humidifiers
  • Replace the evaporator pad
  • For any other questions or issues regarding your air conditioner, call A-Absolute Plumbing, Heating & Air today! We can offer free estimates, consultations for AC replacements, and lend a hand with any maintenance or repairs you might need.
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