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4 Ways to Improve Your AC Performance

November 22nd, 2020 | Cooling & Heating

In South Carolina, keeping your AC performance top-notch is important because although the temperatures do drop a bit in the winter, humidity and comfort are always a concern year around. Most homeowners only remember to check their air filter during the winter months and forget about the other maintenance they should be doing. Hiring an AC company in Charleston to complete your twice years AC checks is always a safe way to ensure nothing is forgotten, but you should keep these things in mind to improve system performance year-round. 


  • Upgrade the Thermostat- If you do not have a digital smart thermostat already, now is the best time to invest in one. These thermostats allow you to control the temperature and humidity levels in your home from anywhere. These thermostats increase comfort while decreasing your energy bills and cause less stress on your AC system. 
  • Condenser Maintenance- Inside the condenser unit there is a fan that needs to be inspected regularly. If there are signs of overheating such as warped blades or melting, burned wires, or burnt insulation, you should call an AC company in Charleston as soon as possible. 
  • Inspect the Wiring- If you are worried your HVAC system is not cooling properly, you can test the unit at the capacitor with an electrical tester. Dust, rust, and even pet dander can gather around your HVAC unit and cause wires to degrade and malfunction. 
  • Cleaning the Unit- AC Units are usually out of sight, out of mind, but you should make sure you are keeping the area around the unit clean; as well as brushing off and cleaning dirt and dust from the exterior of the unit. Contaminant build up will diminish air flow and lessen the unit capacity. 


Sometimes, no matter how well we take care of our HVAC unit, parts start to break down and need replaced. You can push the timetable on these things by making sure professional AC company in Charleston has your back for maintenance inspections and troubleshooting. 

AirMax Heating and Air has your back. Call us today to set up an appointment at 843-595-8273.


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