If you want to enjoy your air conditioning optimally during the brutally hot summer months, it goes without saying that knowing your air conditioner is in top shape it the only way to guarantee that. The good news is that unless there is a repair needed, you don’t have to be an air conditioning contractor to perform simple maintenance on your air conditioner. In this post, we will introduce two easy tips on ways to maintain the air conditioner in your home.
- Clean And Replace Your AC Filter: The AC filter needs to be cleaned routinely and on a monthly basis, it should be replaced in order for your air conditioner to function properly. To do this, locate the filter either behind the return air grille or inside the blower compartment. From there, simply dust it or replace it if it has collected too much debris. When the air filter is clogged with dust, it doesn’t allow for proper air flow, plus it can lead to irritating allergies.
- Clean Your Outside Unit: Cleaning is one of the simplest and most general tips of AC maintenance, but it is one of the most effective. Without regularly cleaning, you won’t get the most use out of your air conditioner and it will need to be replaced sooner than necessary. Make sure to clean your outside unit by removing any leaves, dirt, or other debris that could get trapped within the unit. When these things aren’t taken care of, it will decrease air flow and the capacity of your unit. Shut the unit off before cleaning and gently hose it down at a 45 degree angle until all of the debris is gone.
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