Keep Cool All Summer Long: How To Get the Most Out of Your AC
Summer is a time for relaxation, fun, and soaking up the sun. But with high temperatures and humidity, staying cool and comfortable can be a challenge. Your air conditioner is your best defense against the summer heat, but it needs regular care and attention to work efficiently on the hottest days.
Keep Your AC Unit Clean
It’s important to keep your AC unit clean, especially outdoor units. They can become clogged with debris, such as leaves, grass clippings, and dirt. Cleaning your outdoor unit regularly with a garden hose can help keep it free from debris and improve performance. Hose the unit down with a hard stream of water, moving from top to bottom to get it as clean as possible. Keep the area around your unit clear of plants and other objects that could obstruct airflow.
Change Air Filters Regularly
One of the easiest things you can do to keep your unit working and avoid cooling repair is to change your air filters regularly. Dirty air filters can reduce airflow and strain your system, causing it to work harder and use more energy. This results in higher energy bills and more wear and tear on your AC unit. Changing your air filters every 1-3 months (depending on usage and the type of filter) improves indoor air quality, increases cooling efficiency, and prolongs the life of your system.
Schedule Regular Air Conditioning Maintenance
Regular AC maintenance is essential to keep your AC unit running smoothly and efficiently. Neglecting routine maintenance can lead to problems such as decreased cooling efficiency, higher energy bills, and even system breakdowns. Scheduling an annual maintenance appointment with a professional technician can help catch issues before they turn into bigger problems. During a maintenance appointment, a technician will inspect your system, clean components, and perform any necessary air conditioning repairs or adjustments to improve performance.
Consider Upgrading to a New AC Unit
If your unit is over 10-15 years old, it may be time to consider upgrading to a new AC unit. Newer units can be up to 50% more efficient than older models, turning into significant energy savings over time. New models also come with advanced features such as programmable thermostats, zoning systems, and air purification systems, which can improve comfort and indoor air quality.
Address Air Conditioning Repairs Promptly
If you notice your AC unit isn’t working correctly, it's important to address the issue right away. Delaying repairs can lead to more extensive damage and higher repair costs. Signs that your system may need repair include decreased cooling efficiency, strange noises, unusual odors, and increased energy bills. If you suspect your system needs repair, contact a professional air conditioning technician at Unique Indoor Comfort before it becomes an emergency. We'll help you diagnose and fix the issue.
You can keep your air conditioner working efficiently and stay cool all summer long with proper maintenance and repairs. Whether you need routine maintenance, repairs, or a new unit, one of our professional air conditioning technicians at UIC can help you get the most out of your system. Don't let the summer heat get you down – take care of your air conditioner and enjoy a comfortable, cool home all season long. To learn more about our AC repair services at UIC, give us a call at 610-477-1891.
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Once you sign off on our proposal, we’ll get to work. Many times we can complete the AC repair in the same visit, but if we need to order parts, we’ll schedule a follow up appointment for when they arrive.
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Bruce and Mariano were consummately professional and courteous. They knew they would have some challenges installing central A/C in our old home, but they handled those challenges expertly and explained everything they did along the way. They answered all our questions and left us with a pristine and beautifully running system. I would definitely recommend Unique Indoor Comfort in the highest possible terms.
They did a great job with the install of high velocity system--they were clean and prompt. Alex even arrived early to accommodate my work schedule. The whole team is very responsive--everyone from the install and sales/admin team. They're definitely professionals and have done this many times, so they were able to answer all of our questions (and we asked a lot of them.) You won't regret using them.
I highly recommend Unique Indoor Comfort. I had 2 A/Cs replaced, in a house in the city, with 2 condensers on the roof. It was a complicated job due to the removal of the old A/Cs. They did a really nice job installing the new A/Cs. The team put drop-cloths on the floors and stairs where they worked and cleaned up every day when before they left. They kept me informed of the status of the job everyday. Overall really nice job.
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Our commitment to great customer service is what makes us unique. From a quick AC repair to a full-blown install we strive to make every interaction convenient and professional.
Expertise Across Many AC Brands and Systems
The Unique Indoor Comfort team provides advanced home cooling services across a wide range of heating brands and systems. Our more than 50 years of expertise means we’re the most qualified team for the job. We service, repair, and install central air, high velocity AC and more. Contact us today for service!
Central Air Service & Installation
From two-speed units to dehumidification control and increasing energy ratings, we know the right applications for your home and lifestyle.
High Velocity AC System Service & Installation
Unique Indoor Comfort is a pioneer in high velocity AC, which takes up less space and are perfect for adding AC to older homes with radiator or baseboard heat.
Ductless Mini Split Installation & Service
Ductless systems are a popular alternative to window units. Installation is quick and easy, and you can operate each unit via remote control.
Electric Heat Pumps
Heat pumps can operate as a single heating and cooling unit or pair with a furnace to provide a hybrid heating system regulated from a central thermostat.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Ground sources are the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, cost-effective ways to heat and cool your home, offering low cost and high home resale value.