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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner from Failing

One factor that can wreak havoc on a warm summer’s day in Pella is a failing air conditioner. Your home is typically the cool place you relax when you’ve had enough of the heat outdoors. But when it’s actually WARMER inside than it is outside, it can be a pretty devastating situation. This state calls for an air conditioning service, and you’ve got better things to do with your time than wait for your AC to get fixed. So, how can you stop an air conditioner failure and take full advantage of your summer? The key to preventing a failure and the avoidable air conditioning service appointment is to be proactive! Instead of an emergency air conditioning service, why not plan ahead and book preventive maintenance?

A preventive AC maintenance checkup performed by the pros at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating is your first and greatest line of defense against a number of problems that can cause an AC failure—and the resulting miserable summer days. We’ll ensure that everything is operating as it should and monitor for things that could be likely problems later on. We’ll take care of those potential problems before they grow into expensive problems that leave you in the sweltering heat of summer.

Some other things you can do to help keep your air conditioner working as it should are:

  • Repeatedly checking and switching your air filter to keep air flowing efficiently through your space.
  • Ensuring your AC equipment isn’t blocked by any plant life or debris. Check to ensure that your air returns aren’t covered by furniture or drapery or anything else that could block airflow. The harder your AC has to work, the less efficient it’ll be—and the more likely it’ll be to break down prematurely.

Before things heat up this summer, reach out to Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating to make sure your AC is primed for the challenge! You’ll be pleased you did. Call our team at 641-628-3621 to arrange a ongoing air conditioning service to keep your AC in great shape and to keep your home cool throughout summer. If you find it more convenient, you can also book an appointment with us online.

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