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The Secret to Keeping Your Home's Cooling System Running Safely

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What are three expert safety and prevention tips every homeowner should know?

When it comes to home cooling safety and prevention, there are a few easy tips and tricks the professionals swear by. You can use the list below to ensure your system keeps your family in comfort long after the dog days of summer have passed: 

1. Change your air filter every 1-3 months. 

Changing your air filter is probably the single easiest thing you can do to extend the life of your system. When your filter gets clogged with dust, dirt, and other particulates, your system struggles to push out the proper amount of cold air. Over time, this wears down your motor and drives up your energy bills. Regularly changing your filter prevents a cooling shut down from insufficient air, and keeps everything nice and cool inside your home.

2. Clean the drain line at the start and end of the cooling season. 

Your drain line acts as the outlet for the condensation your cooling system pulls out of the air. When the line becomes clogged, condensate builds up, and water starts to puddle around the base. Not only can this cause rust over time, but it also prevents your air from being properly dehumidified before being pumped back into your house. 

 
3. Schedule regular check-ups for your system. 

Much like your car, your home's cooling system requires regular maintenance and inspection to fix those little problems that arise over a lifetime of use. Routine maintenance keeps everything running smooth and ensures you won't be sweltering because your AC died on the hottest day of the year.

Need a Little Help with Your Home’s Cooling System?

Contact our team at Jerry’s Air Conditioning & Heating today to schedule your home cooling safety and prevention assessment. Help is just a click away.

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