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.

Things To Do In Order To Maintain Your Central Air Conditioning System


If you would like to make sure that your central air conditioning system is going to run well and last for as long as possible, you will want to check out the following maintenance tips:

Fix The Bent Fins

Along the side of your central air conditioning unit will be a lot of thin metal fins. Over time, some of those fins will become bent. It is important for them to be separated from each other for optimal airflow. If you notice that some of the fins are bent or moved over, you will want to grab a dinner or butter knife or something similar and carefully insert it in between the fins and slowly move them over into the position they should be in. Just make sure that you are not sticking the knife in too far. Instead, you want to just barely insert the knife so that it can be used to bend the fins back in place.

Vacuum The Fins

Use the soft brush attachment of your vacuum when trying to clean the fins so you do not bend or break any of them. Depending on the model of your central air conditioning, you might have to remove the metal casing in order to have access to all of the fins. Make sure that the metal case is going back on and is tightly secured once you are done with all of the cleaning. With the fins straightened out and cleaned, your central air conditioning unit will have an easier time with air circulation.

Keep The Drain Tube Free Of Clogs

It is important to make sure that the drain tube is free from clogs. If it isn't, you will find that there is a lot of water puddling around the sides of the central air unit. When the drain tube is not cleaned or replaced often enough, it can clog from the piling of slime and bacteria that comes from the unit. If you are not able to do this, you can hire an HVAC company to clean or replace the drain tube for you.

Make sure that you are doing everything you can in order to keep your central air conditioning system in good working order. If you need assistance, you can always reach out to an HVAC company and hire them for their maintenance services. They can then stop at your house once or twice a year to give your air conditioning system a good cleaning and inspection. Contact an air conditioning maintenance company to learn more. 


28 September 2021