How to Maintain Your AC Units Regularly?

Air Conditioner Maintenance

Owning a home can be an investment according to some. One of these items is your air conditioning unit.

Whenever you are out and around your AC unit, take time to take a peek at your unit and see if you can do some minor cleaning of debris. Every little bit counts as debris and dirt can be a pain to clean later down the road.

If you are too busy as many of us are, you can hire a professional air conditioning repair company to come out and perform a check-up and possibly maintenance.

Regardless of keeping a close eye on your unit, it is recommended to have a professional inspect it to make sure it is not in need of replacement parts or the entire unit itself.

We recommend this process at least once a year.

Being Aware of Obvious Issues With Your Unit

If you are starting to see or hear obvious issues with your unit, it is time to get a professional to come in and recommend a new unit and get it installed.

During this process, it would be a good idea to take a look at air filters.

Most people consider air filters as just a basic purchase. But it can have many positive health benefits for your health and your families.

Getting a cheap filter can screen out the necessary items like dust and dirt; Alternatively, you can get filters that help with smoke, bacteria, mold, and many other pollutants.

Ask the AC unit professional their preferred brand and consider it. The higher end filters are affordable and can last around three months.

Keeping the Condenser Unit Tidy

The condenser unit typically resides outside your residence and is prone to gathering dirt and other unwanted debris.

We obviously recommend cleaning this area, but you can also keep it tidy by keeping the grass and weeds trimmed.

In doing this, you can increase the efficacy of the unit and reduce obstruction of airflow.

Things to Consider to Keep Your Home Naturally Cooler

  • We advise everyone to remove the winter cover from the unit before they turn it on for the first time. When you leave the cover on it can cause warm air to be released and can cause the unit to overheat and even break.
     
  • You can even optimize your ceiling fans by switching the direction of their spin to counter-clockwise. This will cause them to blow air straight down. In doing this, you will readjust the trapped warm air; making the room feel cooler.
     
  • When you leave your home, close the blinds/drapes as this can block out sunlight. From testimonies and studies, people specifically recommend doing this on the south and west facing windows.
     
  • This will help keep the home cool and refreshing when you come home from the hot sunny weather. With the air conditioner not running all day, this can help in two ways; you save money on your energy bill, and you can also rest about the wear and tear on your AC unit.

If you’re still facing issues with your AC units, you can always get in touch with a local air conditioner repair company near you.

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