The Comfort of Home

Air Conditioning Care Tips

An air conditioner isn't much different than any other appliance in your home - it should be cared for properly in order to keep it running efficiently. Caring for your appliance doesn't take too much work, but it is work that needs to be done. See below for care tips for your air conditioner.

Clean The Unit Before And After The Season

Before and after you use the air conditioner during the warm weather season you should clean the unit. Give it a good spray down using a garden hose to remove dirt and other debris. Also clean the inside of the unit out by removing the lid of the unit and removing the debris inside. The inside of the unit can accumulate with leaves, dirt, grass clippings, twigs and other debris. Cleaning up the unit will help ensure there is proper air flow to the unit.

Install A New Air Filter

Install a new air filter in your system. The air filter helps trap allergens and dust in your home to prevent it from spreading around your home. These allergens can lead to allergies or asthma, and can irritate other health issues or breathing problems. A new air filter is the simplest maintenance task you can do to help improve air flow, improve air quality and can also ensure your system works efficiently. A new air filter doesn't cost too much money and is easy to install. The filter should be changed every other month. Check to see if the filter is dirty by holding it up to the light. If you can't see any light through it, it should be changed.

Clean The Condensate Drain

The condensate drain is where condensation drains out, but this drain can clog with dust over time. This is usually caused from having a dirty filter that isn't changed as often as needed. To clean the condensate drain, use a shop vacuum and attach it to the end of the drain line to suck out the contents of the drain line.

Your air conditioner is an appliance that should be cared for properly. Without any care or maintenance your appliance will run inefficiently and can breakdown prematurely. These breakdowns can get expensive with the cost of parts and labor. Be sure to take the time to care for your appliance before and after each season to ensure your appliance works each and every warm weather season without fail. 

Contact a business like Pristine Air Conditioning Corp for more help.

About Me

The Comfort of Home

When I married my amazing husband ten years ago, I moved into the brick, ranch home he already owned. Immediately, I was thankful that the house was equipped with a central heating and air conditioning unit. This once efficient system kept me cool during the hot summer days. It also allowed me to remain warm in my home during the cold winter nights. Now, our air conditioning unit is twenty years old. Because of its age, the system has started to malfunction. Recently, my husband contacted an HVAC contractor about installing a new system at our home. This kind technician patched our old system to give us time to contemplate what type of new unit we want. On this blog, I hope you will discover the ways an HVAC contractor can help you continue to enjoy the comfort of your home.


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