HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR AIR CONDITIONER
Here are a few ways to help keep your AC working effectively between tune-ups.
- Allow for enough ground surrounding your air conditioner. Your outdoor cooling equipment, known as a condenser unit, must have room to breathe. We recommend placing flowers, bushes and shrubs no less than two feet away from it.
- Remove yard waste. It’s a good idea to check your outdoor condenser for twigs, leaves and other yard waste that’s gathered around it. This debris could reduce your system’s airflow and press it to work harder. Each time you mow, trim weeds or rake, turn off your AC at the thermostat. At that moment, check the exterior of your system is safe from grass clippings and leaves.
- Replace air filters. This is frequently one of the most overlooked parts of maintenance. If you don’t replace the air filters regularly, it can in the end damage your air conditioner. A blocked filter can raise your energy bill, lessen your inside air quality and run down your air conditioner ahead of time. To avoid this, we recommend changing your air filter every 90 days at minimum.