Keeping your air conditioner running well for years to come is high on everyone’s agenda. To make sure your system lasts as long as possible and running at peak performance it’s important to follow a few maintenance steps. We have three main tips for keeping your unit healthy and happy, but we also recommend adding one of our bi-annual maintenance plans to ensure that your system is always functioning at its best.
Clean and Straighten Air Conditioner Coils
Over time your air conditioners condenser coils can collect dirt and debris, not only does this reduce airflow but it means that the coils are insulated and are unable to absorb heat as easily. Condenser coils can become especially dirty if they are outside. In this case, you’ll want to make sure that your air conditioner maintenance professional takes a good look at the unit. If your condenser coils have fins you will want to take a hard look at them as they can bend easily and might block airflow.
Make Sure Debris Is Removed From The Unit
If your unit is outside you will want to be sure that no plants or nearby shrubs grow up and around the air conditioner and get into coils. After winter especially you’ll need to be sure to carefully remove leaves, twigs, and dirt before you start it for the summer. Throughout the season you’ll want to check for any build-up frequently, especially after mowing the lawn or doing yard work in the area. Keeping your air conditioner clean will prevent problems that can be expensive to fix or require full replacement.
Clean And Replace Your Air Filters
One of the easiest parts of routine air conditioner maintenance is to make sure to replace your air filters according to schedule. If you have a lot of pets, live in a dusty area, or suffer from pollen allergies you may want to replace your filters more frequently than required. Making sure your filters are fresh and clean can help keep your home fresher and your air conditioner working better longer.
Learn More About Air Conditioner Care Today
If you need help creating the perfect maintenance plan for your air conditioner, or want to learn more about our many service plans give our professionals at Ambient Cooling & Heating a call today. For high quality, expertise, and service that you can trust, choose Ambient Cooling & Heating for all of your HVAC maintenance contract needs. We’re known throughout the state of Maryland for our top-notch service and excellent response times and work throughout Baltimore, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Carroll County, and the lower portion of Baltimore County. We take pride in offering our residential and commercial customers high quality services at competitive price points. Trust a small, family-owned business with over 50 years of combined experience for your residential HVAC maintenance plan. Give us a call at 410-761-0932 or contact us today!