Maintenance Tips for Your Air Conditioner

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During the spring and summer months, the air conditioner is one of the most important appliances inside the house. After all, it’s the job of the air conditioner to suck the hot air inside the room and blast cool air instead. 

But just like any other appliance, the air conditioner needs to be taken care of; otherwise, it will just deteriorate quickly and the costs can get high.

So, how do you take care of and maintain an air conditioner? Well, the best way is to routinely check every part. Here are things that you have to do for every part of an air conditioner.

 

  • For Furnace and Air Conditioner Filters

When it comes to maintaining an air conditioner, the first thing to do is to clean the filters on a regular basis. This is because clogged and dirty AC filters will block airflow, and the filter may bring dirt to the evaporator coil. As a result, the coil will be damaged, and the overall system will suffer a reduced efficiency. 

You should also take note if your AC filters are reusable or not. If they’re not, then you should make sure to replace them on a regular basis. 

  • For Air Conditioner Coils

After the filters, the next parts you need to pay attention to are the evaporator and condenser coils. Even if the filters are clean, the coils still get dirty over time, and the accumulated dirt will block the airflow. The dirt will also impede the coil from absorbing heat properly. So as to avoid that from happening, you should ensure to clean the coils when necessary. 

Moreover, it’s also crucial that the area near the condenser unit is clean. For some air conditioning systems, the condenser unit is outside, so regularly remove any dirt and debris like falling leaves from the unit. 

  • For Coil Fins

Both the evaporator and condenser coils have coil fins, and these have the tendency to bend easily, which can hinder airflow. Because of this, either give the professionals a call, or purchase a tool called a “fin comb” to use in bringing the fins back into their original condition. 

  • For Condensate Drains 

Condensate drains will get clogged over time, and if left unchecked, the air conditioner won’t be successful in sucking the humidity out of a room. Ensure these drains remain clear of build up and debris to ensure proper function.

An AC unit is essential inside a house for the spring and summer seasons. As a result, you need to maintain it so that it can last for a long time. For more advice and information on your cooling system, give the team at Paul’s Heating and AC a call at 608-784-0751 or book an appointment online now.