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Getting The Most Mileage From Your Air Conditioning Unit

Your air conditioning system can be a great thing to own most of the time. Although most homes have a properly running central air unit, the ac system will eventually have to go through some major repair or replacement.  It is important to have a little knowledge about your air conditioner system, so that when the time comes for a major repair or new ac installation, you can be better prepared.  These tip will help you with being a little more familiar with your air conditioning unit.

The very first thing you should be familiar with your ac system, is the manufacturers make and model. You should start by getting the owners manual and looking for it there. Most of the time you can find it on the unit itself.  Once you know the make and model, you can at least give the ac repair technician some helpful information.

A good reason why you need to become familiar with your air conditioner, is you need to provide the air conditioner company some idea of what the problem is. If you leave it up to the ac repair company, you just might be getting repairs for some unnecessary work. After all, not all air conditioner contractors are completely honest. If your air conditioner no longer runs, do not assume that the system itself has failed. Check to see if the circuit breaker was tripped and check other power sources.

One thing you should do on a regular basis is keeping your ac clean. Always check the outside condenser to make sure it is not clogged with leaves and debris. However, be for you do this, ALWAYS turn off the power source first.

Always keep your outdoor ac unit in the shade when possible. If the unit is pulling in cooler air, it will be less work on the air conditioner. With will save on power bills and extend the life of the unit.

Put your outdoor unit in places with shade. This will help ensure that the AC is pulling in cooler air, reducing the amount of work it has to do and saving you money.

You should always make sure that your air conditioner has regular maintenance – at least twice a year. The motor should have a good look over. Some parts require regular lubrication. The freon level should also be checked.

Hope these hints will help you save in power costs and also extend the life of your air conditioner