Tips to Give Your Air Conditioning System a Longer Life

As one of the leading providers of commercial HVAC services in Bucks County and surrounding areas, we thought it was about time we offered some advice on how to make your AC unit last longer. There are several things that you can do that will extend the life of your existing AC system while saving money on repairs and energy bills:

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How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for the Warm Season

Key Pointers for Essential Annual Maintenance

 

Do you Maintain your AC Unit?

A well maintained AC unit will save significant money on utility bills while keeping your house or office space cool. Meaning you’ll only have to hire commercial HVAC services in Bucks County and surrounding areas if there is a serious issue with your AC. There are numerous ways that you can prepare your air conditioner and property for the summer months.

Evaluate the Air Flow in your Building:

Navigate through your building and identify each and every vent on the property. Check that all these vents are uncovered and open, trying to ensure that each of them has at least a foot of clearance. At the same time, flick any ceiling fans over to summer setting to encourage continuous airflow throughout your property. Remember that keeping doors open will also encourage great air flow and help to stop your AC system from doing overtime.

Replace the Filters on your AC Unit:

Air filters on any AC unit should be replaced a minimum of every three months when the system has been in use. Those of you who have pets that shed fur or hair may need to think about replacing the filters more regularly. Air filters help to protect against damp, mold, and allergens, so don’t forget their importance.

Double Check the Ductwork:

Ductwork that is connected to your vents is likely to be attached with staples or nails. This means that it can easily detach from the vent hole. If this happens, the cold air that is leaving your AC may be entering your attic space instead of your home.

Try removing the vent cover and check whether or not the duct is secured all the way around. If not, use some needle nose pliers to carefully pull the duct back into place and seal it shut with a staple gun or nail gun. Remember: Leaky ducts cost money and can overwork your AC unit.

Double Check the Coolant Line:

The coolant line should be covered in thick foam. The purpose of this is to provide insulation, so the line doesn’t lose energy. If you can’t see any foam or the foam is damaged, replace it. Failing this, you can purchase foam insulation sheets that will fit around the line.

If you are looking for commercial HVAC services in Philadelphia, contact AJM here today. AJM offers flexible appointment scheduling, competitive prices, and unrivaled expertise. We have been serving commercial businesses across the Greater Philadelphia region for over ten years, helping thousands of customers with their HVAC issues.

Common Furnace Issues That Homeowners Should Keep Their Eye Out For

Surviving the winter weather is never easy for residents along the northeast coast. Homeowners who know their heating system is getting up there in age may want to keep their eye out for some easy-to-spot issues. Getting out in front of small issues can help avoid needing a whole new HVAC system installed. We here at AJM Mechanical HVAC, the top choice for heating repair in Philadelphia, can help homeowners survive the winter season comfortably indoors. Read more “Common Furnace Issues That Homeowners Should Keep Their Eye Out For”

4 Tips To Prepare Your Heating Unit For Winter

Any homeowner who has spent a winter or two along the Northeast Coast knows how brutal and unforgiving the winter weather can be. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, we here at AJM Mechanical HVAC know first-hand what the winters are like in the City of Brotherly Love.

At AJM Mechanical HVAC, the top choice for furnace installation in Philadelphia, we can help homeowners stay as comfortable as possible during winter with these four tips:

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Your Guide To Stay Warm Indoors Without Using a Heater

As the holidays are just weeks away, the weather is starting to feel more and more like winter. Since we’re currently sitting in that awkward timeframe of being a little cold indoors but not wanting to turn the heat on just yet to help save some money, many of us are grabbing the blankets and long sleeves as we look for ways to stay warm. Knowing exactly when to turn on your heater on is a common dilemma this time of year.

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3 Not-So-Obvious Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Furnace

Winter is fast approaching, and while you may think that you only need to find your coat, scarf, and gloves, and then you’ll be all set, that’s actually not exactly the case. It’s also important to make sure your heating system is working properly, especially if you use a furnace. In fact, ensuring that your home stays warm depends on whether your furnace is operating correctly.

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