With warmer weather on the horizon, it is essential to ensure your air conditioner unit is properly maintained. To avoid costly repairs and maintenance visits, there are some necessary things you can do to ensure your air conditioner is functioning correctly, even after it has been stagnant all winter.
Change and Clean the Air Filters
One of the most important things you can do to maintain your AC is to clean and change the air filters. If your unit is not cooling quite as well as it used to, doing this could drastically alter its performance for the better. Many homeowners need to clean and change the air filters once a month. Home & Business Comfort Specialists will inspect your system and your situation. We will then advise you on the type of filters you should use and how often they should be cleaned or replaced. If your AC is constantly in use or you have pets in your home, you may need to clean them more frequently as fur, dust, and dirt build up.
Clean the Coils
Over time, the AC’s condenser coils will collect dirt. This buildup can reduce airflow and reduce the ability of the coil to absorb heat. The indoor evaporator coils, blower assemblies, and duct system will also collect dirt and possibly mold over time if they are not protected by a quality media air cleaner or purifier. To avoid these performance and indoor quality issues, have your local air specialist in Houston clean your condenser coils with every maintenance visit. They will also check that the indoor coil and other indoor components of your air conditioning and heating system and properly protected, need cleaning, or other remedies.
Leaves, dirt, and other debris will build up both outside and inside of your air conditioner over time. Be sure to remove this debris as often as possible, as they can impact the performance of your machine. Be sure to trim shrubs and other plants away from the air conditioner to ensure maximum airflow to and from the unit.