The air conditioner maintenance is important for the overall efficiency and performance of the unit. There are several things you can do to help ensure it is in the best condition possible. The first thing is to clean the air filter. If you do not change or clean it, the airflow will be weak and ineffective. You should be checking it every 30 to 60 days to see if it’s dirty or dusty. Your lifestyle makes a big difference, since people who have kids or pets might have to change it every month. Those who do not have too many visitors or animals might only need to swap it out every two to three months. Pleated filters are recommended since they can trap dirt and dust more efficiently.
Check the coils
Coils help move the hot and cold air, so you want to make sure that they’re not clogged with dirt and dust. In a central air conditioning system, you can easily clean the outdoor condenser unit. Look at the unit and see if there’s any dirt, grass clippings, or other kinds of items blocking the exterior fins. For window and portable units, open up the air conditioner to get to the coils. Brush away any dirt from the air conditioner coils with a soft brush or cloth, then clean away any additional dirt. Window units also have outside fins in the back that you can clean those the same way.
Having air conditioner maintenance done now, helps save money later. The airflow of the system critical to the overall cooling system. Make sure there are not any beds, dressers, clothes, books, or other items blocking the unit vents. For a central air conditioner’s outdoor unit, leave at least a 12-inch clearance around it.
Air conditioner maintenance includes removing blockages
Weak airflow, icy coils, and leakages in all types of units could indicate that there’s blockage in your air conditioner or your filter is clogged. Leaks in a central air conditioner could also suggest its pumps and tubes might be damaged or blocked. Freon does not wear out and will last forever. If the Freon levels are low, it’s leaking out. If you notice this, make sure to contact us. We can come and inspect the cause of the leak in the central or window air conditioning unit.