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.

Residential Air Conditioning Unit: 3 Ways You Could Help It Perform Its Task More Efficiently


Most people think about mowing the lawn and painting the exterior when it comes to maintaining the home and making it a conducive environment. However, there are other simple things you can do to create an enjoyable environment in your home. For example, AC unit maintenance may not seem connected to the condition and longevity of the house, but it does. Usually, moisture and humidity lead to mold damage, which compromises the structural integrity of your home. 

Unfortunately, dealing with mold damage in your home is sometimes hard without an air conditioner or when it's no longer working. If you have already installed an AC unit, ensure you keep it in good working order so it can eliminate humidity and moisture that could cause property damage. See how you could help your residential air conditioning unit perform its task more efficiently and for many years.

Change the Filters Often

The filters are a crucial part of the AC system. They remove dust, pollen, mold spores, pet hair, and any other small particles that might get blown into the residential air conditioning unit. With time, the filters might accumulate dirt, which could later compromise its efficiency. It is advisable to change the filters at least once every three months and clean them more regularly, particularly during the allergy season. Dirty filters in the spring can lead to pollen spreading inside the house, which will make every allergic family member sick.

Clean the Condenser Unit

The condenser unit of the air conditioner hangs outside the house. When the refrigerant evaporates from the warm air inside the home, it flows to the condenser. The condenser then disperses the heat, which helps maintain cool temperatures inside the house. 

However, it might not release the heat away when some parts have dust, grime, foliage, and other debris. The condenser typically attracts a lot of dust from the environment because of its positioning. So ensure you clean it carefully but do not use a pressure washer. Also, clear any vegetation growing around it to ensure it works in a clean environment. 

Check the Evaporator Coil and Drainpipes

The drain pipe is a common source of AC problems in most homes. Moisture from the house collects and drains through the pipes. The wetness often leads to mold and fungi growth, which in turn block or clog the pipes. However, regular cleaning will help you get and remove the developing mold so that the drainpipes and coils can work properly.

These are simple and effective ways to maintain your AC system in excellent shape and keep it functional for years. However, you shouldn't carry out any of these maintenance practices yourself. Always call in a professional residential air conditioning technician to maintain your AC unit for efficiency and long-term service. 


25 June 2021