The Georgia summer can be downright miserable outdoors, especially if you have no respite from the heat and humidity. However, that’s the situation you may face if you don’t properly maintain the air conditioner in your Warner Robins, Georgia, home. This neglect may cause your air conditioner to perform less efficiently, require constant repairs, or not work at all. Fortunately, you can follow three simple tips and prevent air conditioner problems before they start.

Avoid the Deep Freeze

If you’ve ever looked outside and noticed thick ice beginning to form on your air conditioner, that’s a sign of trouble. When ice forms, your air conditioner doesn’t perform at normal levels. Common causes include low refrigerant levels, restricted airflow, and running the air when it’s too cold out. The best way to diagnose the problem is by calling us out for a tuneup or inspection. We’ll get to the heart of the problem so you can get back to enjoying the ideal air-conditioned temperature.

Check the Thermostat

If you live in an older home, you may still have an old-school analog thermostat. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with having one of these devices, many are inaccurate or need frequent calibration to get the perfect temperature. You could keep toying with an analog thermostat, but the best way to avoid headaches or worry is by upgrading to a smart thermostat. These modern devices are always synced with your air conditioner, providing the home comfort you crave at a fraction of the effort.

Keep It Clean

Air constantly flows through your ducts and air conditioner, even when you aren’t using it. This causes a buildup of dust and debris which can hinder your air conditioner’s performance. Whenever possible, keep the ducts clear of dust by scheduling a duct cleaning or replacing the filter. The latter is an easy way to improve indoor air quality and keep your air conditioner working properly.

Don’t let a broken air conditioner get you down this summer. If you follow these tips, you should enjoy amazing home comfort. For maintenance, installation, or other HCVA services, call Pruett Air Conditioning. You can reach us at 478-298-4115.

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