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Planning Ahead: How to Prevent AC Repair Problems This Year


You don’t want to run into a malfunctioning air conditioning system in your home on the hottest day of summer. Or on any hot day!

You can always call our technicians for fast AC repair in Little Rock or elsewhere in the Conway area, and you can reach us 24 hours a day.

But we know you’d rather not have the air conditioner malfunction in the first place and trap you with a sweltering house and complaining family.

We’re here to help you dodge inconvenient and uncomfortable AC problems this year. You can take steps to help prevent air conditioning repair problems.

Below are our best tips for planning ahead for trouble-free cooling in your house this summer.

1. Schedule Professional Maintenance

This is the big one, the step that will help eliminate more than 50% of potential AC malfunctions over the coming season. Spring AC maintenance is a necessary step each year to ensure that your cooling system works at its highest efficiency and with the fewest amount of problems.

During maintenance, our experts inspect your air conditioning system and give it a complete cleaning and tune-up. This significantly reduces the chance the AC will break down during the heat and prevents the majority of repairs.

In addition, it stops the air conditioner from rapidly deteriorating so it will run at higher efficiency and enjoy a longer service life.

2. Remember to Change the Blower Filter Regularly

The blower filter is the air filter that blocks debris coming through the return air duct from entering the air conditioner and contaminating its components.

The filter is either located behind the return air vent in the house or is in a slot beside the cabinet near the blower. You need to change the filter every 1 to 3 months or else it will become so clogged it will hinder the AC’s operation.

A clogged filter can lead to several repair troubles, such as a burnt-out blower motor and tripped circuit breaker. If you don’t know how to change the filter, ask us during your maintenance appointment.

3. Lessen the AC’s Work Load

We understand the temptation to have the AC running regularly during hot weather. But many people run their air conditioners too often because of thermostat settings that are too low.

We recommend that you raise the thermostat to 78°F during the day when people are home. This is cool enough for most people, especially if you’re wearing light clothing. The higher setting will also slow down heat gain in the house, further lowering how often the AC must work.

In the evening or when the house is empty, raise the thermostat to 86°F to continue to help the AC take a break.

4. Keep Vents Open and Clear

Check around the house to see that all room vents are unblocked and fully open. Sometimes rugs or furniture get moved and obstruct the vents.

When vents are blocked, it creates higher pressure inside the ventilation system and can lead to damage to the blower fan and icing along the air conditioner’s coil.

Dewees HVAC proudly serves the Conway area. Arrange for your air conditioning maintenance appointment today—we’re here to keep you comfortable!

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