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April 19, 2024
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Your home’s cooling system can last up to 15 years—at least when it’s properly cared for. Whether you have a traditional air conditioner or a ductless mini split heat pump, your cooling system needs some TLC. At CARJON, we want you to live in a world of total comfort, so we’ve put together this list of tips that will help make sure your cooling system ends the summer healthy and ready for next year. 

1. Change Your Air Filters

Your AC’s air filter has a crucial function—to keep dust and other debris from getting into the air you breathe. Air filters should be changed every 30-90 days, otherwise the accumulation of debris can clog airflow, impacting your system’s efficiency and your energy bills. Some air conditioners have reusable air filters that should be regularly cleaned as often as you would normally change a disposable air filter.

2. Keep Your Windows Closed 

It’s important to keep your windows closed when your air conditioner is running, otherwise you risk pollutants and moisture getting circulated into your duct system that can affect your indoor air quality. Additionally, your air conditioner’s main job is to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home, and keeping your windows open will just result in wasted electricity as it cycles to do this task.

3. Check Your Outdoor Unit

As the heart of your cooling system, the outdoor compressor is responsible for converting heat into cool, conditioned air. This essential part of your AC or heat pump is also left out with the elements all year long, making it susceptible to damage from landscaping and other debris. A malfunctioning compressor is one of the most expensive air conditioning repairs that often requires a full system replacement—making it an important component to upkeep.  

4. Install a Programmable Thermostat

Zoned systems and programmable thermostats allow you to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system. These technologies give you room-by-room temperature control and often allow you to adjust your settings from an app on your phone or tablet. At CARJON, we offer several options for zoned HVAC systems and thermostats and we can help find the right one for both your heating and cooling needs. 

5. Call CARJON For Cooling Maintenance

Regular maintenance is one of the most important things you can do to keep your cooling system running smoothly for years to come. You should get a tune-up on your cooling system at least once a year to make sure everything is operating at peak efficiency. CARJON makes maintenance easy with our Maintenance Agreements

These comprehensive maintenance plans come in three different programs to offer peace of mind for any budget:

  • Preferred Customer Program - Includes a basic annual tune-up, priority emergency service, and a 15% discount on repairs.
  • Premier Customer Program - Includes everything from the Preferred Program with the addition of a more rigorous tune-up, priority scheduling, discounted after-hours rates, and a Replacement Rewards Program.
  • Total Comfort Program - Includes everything from the Premier Program and adds covered dispatch fees, parts, and labor protection for your system.

At CARJON, we’ve been maintaining an honest and solid reputation for providing excellent service and quality work since 1989. From our HVAC expertise to home comfort solutions, we’re your one-stop-shop for all your heating and cooling needs. Ready to get started? Reach out to our team today!

Keep your cooling system healthy for years to come. Call 401-232-9400 or contact us online to schedule maintenance.

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