For many people, the only time they think about their air conditioning unit is when it does not work. When your air conditioner fails to cool you properly, that is not the best time to educate yourself about the unit.

One of the best things you can do to keep your unit working properly is to understand how your unit works. Knowing about your unit is beneficial for a few reasons.

You will be able to recognize the early signs of the mechanical breakdown. You will be able to provide maintenance that will increase the life expectancy of your air conditioning unit.

If you own or rent a home, you should have a basic working knowledge of your unit. Here are three things you probably did not know about your air conditioning unit that can save you from the frustration of costly repairs.

Maintenance is Required

Life is busy for many people. As a result, scheduling routine maintenance of your air conditioning unit may not be at the top of your priority list.

Routine maintenance by a certified professional can double the life span of your unit. You will also be able to fix small repairs before they cause major damage. With regular maintenance, your unit will operate more efficiently.

Air Conditioning Units Have Three Common Breakdowns

When your unit is not functioning properly, it is usually because of one of three problems. A fuse is blown in the service panel near the condensing unit. Your capacitors are blown. Or one of your breakers at the electrical panel has been tripped.

Although there could be other problems causing your breakdown, these are usually the most commonly reported problems. If you experience a problem with your air conditioning unit, it is important not to try to fix the problem yourself. You could cause more expensive damage to your unit.

Your Filter is Important

If you look at an air filter, it is just paper. However, it is an important part of your unit. The most important function of the filter is to keep particles and debris from entering into your air conditioning system. To keep your unit working well, you must change your filter every thirty days.

A properly functioning air conditioning unit can make your life at home pleasant. Take time to learn about your unit to keep it working for a long time.

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