If you’ve been on the Internet at all in the past few years, then we’re sure that you’ve seen the rise in topics surrounding “self-care.” As you might know, self-care can involve spending a little extra time getting ready in the morning so you feel prepared for the day, relaxing in a nice bubble bath in with a face mask, or learning new skills to better yourself. This “self-care” comes in many forms but there’s one centralized theme—it’s going to improve your life!
As HVAC professionals, we want you to know that you can do a little “self-care” when it comes to your AC system too. This is something you’re going to have to do for your AC unit since it’s still just a piece of equipment, but you can think of the effort that you’re putting into your system as care for yourself as well because it benefits your home, budget, and comfort.
What Does This Look Like?
So what would “self-care” look like for an AC system? It’s going to look a little different than what you’re used to for sure, but it really reflects the themes of proactive care and listening to signs. A self-care list for your air conditioner could look a little something like this:
1. Calling for Maintenance
Maintenance is like the annual visit you take to the doctors or the biannual visit that you take to the dentist, but for your air conditioning system. You might not think that anything is wrong on the surface, but you have a professional check up on the system anyway just to make sure that everything is still copacetic. When it comes to AC, the last thing you want is to neglect your unit and then end up with a major issue on your hands. This is no way to go about commanding the comfort of your home.
2. Listening to the Signs
Stop, look, and listen. It’s easy to rush through your daily life, especially when something like turning on your air conditioner is so commonplace that it feels mindless. This is how you can find yourself in a whole heap of trouble though. If you notice something odd, make sure that you’re saying something to an AC professional sooner than later. We’re the only ones who can really decipher the signs and give you the correct work.
3. Knowing When Enough is Enough
You need to know when to phone in a friend when it comes to your AC system. When we say “friend” here, we directly mean a friendly neighborhood air conditioning technician from our team. If you notice that your air conditioner is on the decline, note the signs, call in a professional, and make sure that we handle the repair issue that you’re having with care. This is the only way to ensure that you’re getting long-lasting and high quality work.