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Keep your Air Conditioning Unit in Top Condition

Posted on May 30, 2023

Air Conditioning

As the summer heat approaches, it’s crucial to make sure your air conditioning system is working correctly. The last thing you want is for it to break down in the middle of a scorching day, leaving you feeling uncomfortable and frustrated. But, with proper maintenance, you can prevent your air conditioning from breaking down and ensure that it runs smoothly throughout the season. Here are some tips to help you keep your AC unit in top condition.

Change the Air Filter Regularly 

One of the most important things you can do to keep your air conditioning system running smoothly is to change the air filter regularly. The air filter is responsible for removing dust and other contaminants from the air, preventing them from clogging up your AC system. If the air filter becomes clogged, it can reduce the airflow, causing your AC unit to work harder and eventually break down. So, make sure to change your air filter every three months or more frequently if you have pets or allergies.

Keep the Condenser Coils Clean 

The condenser coils are located outside your home and are responsible for releasing the heat that your AC unit has absorbed from inside your home. Over time, dirt, leaves, and other debris can accumulate on the coils, reducing their efficiency and causing your AC unit to work harder. To prevent this, make sure to keep the area around your AC unit clean and clear of any debris. You can also clean the condenser coils with a soft brush or a specialized cleaner. 

Check the Refrigerant Levels

The refrigerant is the substance that cools the air in your AC system. If the refrigerant levels are too low, your AC unit will not be able to cool your home properly, and it may eventually break down. To prevent this, have your AC unit’s refrigerant levels checked regularly by a professional. If the levels are low, the technician can add more refrigerant to your system.¬†

Schedule Regular Maintenance 

Regular maintenance is essential to keeping your air conditioning system running efficiently and preventing breakdowns. Schedule a professional AC tune-up at least once a year, preferably before the summer season begins. During the tune-up, a technician will inspect and clean your AC system, check for any issues, and make any necessary repairs. This will help ensure that your AC unit is in top condition and ready to keep you cool all summer long. 

Don’t Overload your AC Unit

It’s important not to overload your AC unit by setting the thermostat too low or running it continuously. This can cause your AC system to work harder than necessary, leading to breakdowns and higher energy bills. Instead, set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature and use fans or other methods to keep cool when possible.

Follow These Simple Tips

By following these simple tips, you can prevent your air conditioning from breaking down and ensure that it runs smoothly all summer long. Remember to change your air filter regularly, keep the condenser coils clean, check the refrigerant levels, schedule regular maintenance, and avoid overloading your AC unit. With these tips in mind, you can stay cool and comfortable all summer long!

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