It may be the middle of winter, but hot weather will be arriving, likely sooner than expected. A homeowner often is dismayed to find on the first truly hot day of the season that the maintenance or repairs he put off at the end of last season means his air conditioner is cooling inefficiently or may not be working at all. That’s why it’s a good idea for a homeowner to look into having maintenance or repair work done by J & S Air Inc in Austin TX even though it’s cold outside. It will pay off for him and his family when temperatures start to soar.

There are some things a homeowner can do himself to get his air conditioner ready for the cooling season. Changing the filter regularly and making sure the outside unit stays clean are two common but important steps that will help an air conditioner runs efficiently. Some homeowners may also want to keep an eye on the outdoor unit’s fan belts. The belts can be adjusted or replaced fairly easily. The homeowner just needs to be sure he’s choosing the right fan belt size for the replacement.

However, there are some maintenance jobs that homeowners just don’t have the experience or the tools to handle themselves. Keeping the air conditioner’s ductwork clean inside a home’s walls is difficult because it is so hard to reach. A professional technician has the equipment that makes the job easier. An air conditioning system’s thermostats and controls should be inspected by a technician before it is used regularly each season. It’s also a good idea to oil the system’s moving parts and make sure there’s nothing wrong with any of the components to avoid a possible system overload.

A homeowner might think that a pre-season air conditioning checkup is not worthwhile, but he would be wrong. Just as regular car maintenance helps keep a vehicle on the road longer, an air conditioner tune-up extends the life of the unit. The unit also runs more efficiently and saves the homeowner money on energy costs. Most importantly, a pre-season checkup can identify problems that might possibly lead to a unit break down at a most inopportune time, such as over a holiday weekend or during the summer’s first heatwave. Visit the Website to arrange for a pre-season check by J & S Air Inc In Austin Tx.

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