Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

Is Your AC Ready for Summer?

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Scorching temperatures here in Texas are not a question of if they will happen, but when they will happen. Being prepared for blazing hot temperatures and the sun beating down on our homes is just a part of life here, and one of the first steps to being a homeowner here is being prepared for it. So, today we’re asking you, are you prepared for it?

If not, there’s no cause for concern. That’s what our team does in regards to HVAC in Sherman, TX—we help homeowners prepare their air conditioners for the intense summers to come. We’ve got the tools, but most importantly, the information necessary to keep your system running well into old age.

So, if you’re as invested in your system as we are, take a look below at some of the tips we’ve included to help you prepare your air conditioner.

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How Long Will My AC Last?

Monday, September 9th, 2019

That’s a good question, but hopefully, one we can shed a little light on. Air conditioners don’t last forever, but like any good mattress or home appliance, you’ll want it to last as many years as possible. So how long exactly does the typical air conditioner last?

Well, it’s more complicated than that. In the best cases, air conditioners generally last anywhere from 10-15 years before they become ineffective. However, this number can vary on the type of air conditioner you have as well as with the maintenance that’s been performed over the years. A system that has not been checked on or maintained is obviously going to live a shorter life than a system that has been cared for. Not only that, but an AC system will get more energy inefficient as time goes on, which will only cost you more money and push you to replace it.

Let’s get into the specifics of how long your AC will last.

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Keep a Fresh Filter in Your Air Conditioner!

Monday, July 29th, 2019

man-with-filterIf there is one single step that you can take to keep your air conditioner in Plano, TX, in the best working condition possible, then it is definitely scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance. If there is one single task that you can handle on your own to help your AC succeed, then it is definitely changing your air filter.

Yes, really. It’s that important.

While your air filter will be changed during your annual AC tune-up, it is important to remember that once a year just is not going to cut it. Your air filter will typically need to be replaced every 1-3 months, depending upon a number of different environmental factors. Failure to keep a fresh filter in place can have much more serious consequences than other homeowners realize.

In today’s post, we’ll clarify precisely what this standard air filter in your AC does, and the risks of failing to keep a fresh filter in your home cooling system.

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Why You Should Never Skip Your AC Tune-Up

Monday, July 1st, 2019

AC-technicianWe get it. You know that technically your air conditioning system is ready for a tune-up. However, you also know for a fact that your air conditioner is functioning just fine as is. So—why bother with a tune-up? Sure you can wait until—

We’re going to jump in and stop you right there. The fact of the matter is that, regardless of whether or not your air conditioner is functioning at the moment, it needs annual maintenance. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Once a year. Every year. That’s the schedule that you need to stick to. And with good reason.

Air conditioning maintenance in Frisco, TX, is all about preventing problems from developing. Not addressing existing problems. That’s repair, not preventative maintenance. If you want to keep problems with your air conditioner to a minimum—and no amount of prevention is going to eliminate the risk of problems developing entirely—then routine maintenance is the answer.

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Why Should You Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

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Air conditioning maintenance is a bit like a tune-up on your car. It doesn’t require a specific problem to address and it can usually be conducted in a comparatively short amount of time. The technician arrives and gives your system a close look, correcting any little problems along the way.

That can include things like clogged filters, dust on the components and loose bolts that cause their components to rattle in their housings. It also entails a close look for any signs of more serious problems that may cause a breakdown in the future. If such an issue is spotted, it lets the homeowner schedule a formal repair session, and often repairs can take place immediately provided the technician has the right equipment for the job.

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