Exploring The Importance Of Air Conditioner Maintenance

Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.

Keep Your Air Conditioner Working All Summer Long: 4 Maintenance Tips


With the temperature outside warming up and the air inside your home heating up as well, you are probably tempted to turn on your air conditioner. You want your air conditioner to turn on at the touch of a button, to cool your home and yourself down. If you haven't done any maintenance to your system or received help from air conditioning repair services in a while, your air conditioner may not turn on or stay running like you want it to. To keep your air conditioner working all summer long and each summer following, there is some maintenance work that needs to be done to your system.

1. Check The Air Filter

Check the air filter in your system to see if it is dirty. If you cannot see any light through the filter, it's time to change it. Typically you should change the filter every other month, but if you have pets and a lot of dander in your home, you may need to change the filter more often. The air filter is responsible for removing allergens from the air and preventing them from being recirculated through your home.

2. Clean The Unit

Your condensing unit sits outside collecting dust, dirt, grass clippings, bugs, leaves, and other debris. All of this debris can accumulate in your system or around your system and could cause a problem, such as not cooling your home properly or not turning on at all. Clean the condensing unit with your garden hose and remove debris you see inside. Be sure to also remove any landscape growth that could block the airflow to your unit.

3. Clear Vents

Those vents inside your home that bring air to each room in your house need to be kept clear of anything that could block this airflow. If you block this airflow, it could cause hot spots in your home and could also cause your system to run overtime to try and cool your house down.

4. Clean Vents

Clearing the vents is important, but so is keeping them clean. Vacuum your vents out with your vacuum extension hose. Your vacuum will only get in so far, so you could clean them more thoroughly by hiring a professional to clean them out. Vacuuming your vents in between professional cleanings will help to keep your vents clean as well.

Your air conditioner is going to keep you cool on those 80 and 90 degree days, but if you aren't maintaining your system, you may be sweating in your home instead. Call a professional air conditioning repair company if you are experiencing any issues with your air conditioner.


5 May 2018