Air conditioning units require maintenance to keep it working properly and many homeowners put this maintenance on the back-burner until suddenly their unit is no longer working. This slow decline is avoidable by simply scheduling regular maintenance appointments, which also increase the lifespan of the unit.
Cleaning Your AC Filter
Cleaning and maintaining the filter in your air conditioning unit is the most important maintenance task you can perform to increase the lifespan and efficiency of your air conditioner. By cleaning out clogged, dirty filters, you are allowing regular airflow through the unit. By having a clean filter, the amount of energy used by your air conditioning unit is decreased by 5% to 15%.
Cleaning Your AC Coils
Air conditioner coils collect dirt and dust over the months and years of usage. By keeping your filter clean, you will reduce the amount of dirt that settles on your coils, but it will still collect dirt from regular usage. When dirt and dust collect on the coils, the coil cannot absorb heat. Easy ways to keep your coil from collecting dirt, dust, and debris is by keeping the area around your unit free from leaves, foliage, and dust from your dryer vent. Doing that will help maintain adequate airflow.
By keeping the filter and coils of your air conditioning unit free of dirt and debris, you are instantly increasing the efficiency and lifespan of your unit.
If you’re ready to get your air conditioning unit maintained before the summer season starts, contact us today about our current air conditioning maintenance special!