It’s no secret that a poorly maintained air conditioner will perform poorly. It may use more energy to create the same amount of cold air, grow mold, give off smells and deteriorate faster, requiring more repairs and early replacement. Avoiding all of these problems with maintenance is wise, but what kind of maintenance does an air conditioner need? If you’re not sure, we have a complete list for you below.
Change the Filters
As with other HVAC appliances, an air conditioner has a filter that protects its internal parts from a build-up of dust, pet hair, and other airborne debris. However, when the filters get too full, it restricts airflow into the unit. This can damage the air conditioner and make it much less efficient at cooling your space. It’s wise to change the filters at least once per year, and more often if you have pets or respiratory conditions.
Clean the Coils
You might wipe off the dirt on the outside of your air conditioner yourself, and that is wise to keep your air conditioner in good working order. However, you may not realize that the internal parts of the air conditioner get dirty too and this dirt can impact its performance. This is especially true of the air conditioner’s coils. Dirt reduces airflow to the coils and prevents them from absorbing heat from your home. If it can’t do that, it can’t release the heat outside. Your home will be warmer, even though your air conditioner is using the same amount of energy.
Your HVAC professional should clean all internal parts of your air conditioner during your maintenance appointment to prevent this and other problems.
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Check on the Fins
The air conditioner fins are another essential part of your unit. They can also collect dust and debris that can interfere with their operation. They also often get bent, which can dramatically reduce their ability to generate a breeze. Your HVAC professional can straighten the fins out for you.
A Professional Eye
During your maintenance appointment, your HVAC professional will check on every other part of the air conditioner to make sure that it is working properly. This is important to catch issues early on before they can create larger problems that require more expensive repairs or even replacement. In the end, there is no substitute for a professional’s careful assessment.
Reach out to Advantage Airtech
Generally, your air conditioner’s maintenance should be performed by the professionals. If you’re not sure they are doing everything they should, reach out to them.
Has it been a while since you have called the experts to service your air conditioner? Contact our experts at Advantage Airtech ClimateCare to learn more about air conditioner maintenance.