Most of electrical appliances, like air conditioners need a little TLC in order to deliver optimal performance. If the air-conditioner not being kept well maintain condition is prone to struggle most in hot weather. Fortunately, there are lots of ways you can maintain your air conditioning system that are both easy and inexpensive, even if you’re an AC novice. Keep reading to learn simple ways to maintain your air conditioner in good condition.
1. Change Your Air Filter Once per Month
Changing the air filter in your air conditioning system on a regular basis is the best and easiest thing you can do to maintain your AC, which only takes just a few minutes to be done. Functions of an air filter is to stop particles like dander, dirt, and dust from infiltrating the rooms of your home, but an air filter can only function efficiently if it’s clean and not bogged down with the excess particulate matter. When air filters are too dirty to work efficiently, not only will it put excess strain on your air conditioner, but it can hinder the air quality in your home. it’s also one of the easiest and can be done in just a few minutes.
2. Keep the Coils Clean
Air conditioning coils are an important component of your AC system that function to help refrigerant absorb heat and cool your home. Over time, the coils become insulated with dirt which reduces the amount of heat they can absorb. As a result, your air conditioning system has to work harder to cool your home.
To avoid placing unnecessary strain on your AC, be sure to keep the coils clean. There are lots of ways you can do this, but we recommend starting by clearing the area around the condenser unit (the outdoor component) of any debris.
3. Check the Fins
Within every air conditioning system are a condenser and an evaporator, each of which has fins. Over time, these fins can bend and cause insufficient airflow. To keep your air conditioner functioning efficiently, regularly check the fins to make sure they haven’t bent. If you notice bending, you can purchase a fin comb to remedy the issue, or call a professional air conditioning technician to help.
4. Inspect the Condensate Drain
The condensate drain is an integral part of any air conditioning system as it allows the condensation created within the system to drain outdoors. Over time, the condensate drain can become clogged, which can impede drainage as a result. To maintain your AC and ensure it is functioning efficiently, periodically check that the condensate drain is draining water properly — and if you do notice water isn’t draining properly, unclog the obstruction or contact your local AC company.
When you schedule a maintenance appointment with one of our trained technicians, your entire AC will be cleaned, inspected and tuned, ensuring it is functioning at optimal levels and that there are no underlying issues. It’s an easy way to protect your investment and your home’s comfort, all with one easy step.