Hello. My name is Max. My wife and I have five children who all live at with us in our large two-story house. My wife and two of our kids suffer from severe allergies which means keeping our home as dust-free as possible. I have learned that it’s crucial to keep our heating and air conditioning units properly maintained at all times. We have a fantastic HVAC company that comes out two times a year to perform routine maintenance on our system. They have taught me what I can do on a monthly basis in order to not only help with my family’s health but also keep our system running efficiently. I would like to share some of the tips I’ve been given. I hope you find this to be useful!
If you have an air conditioner, you want to make sure that it's going to last through all those horrible hot days of summer. That means that you want to do some essential maintenance to keep your air conditioner running and your house nice and cool. So, what are some things that you can do to help your air conditioner run as well as it can?
Clean Off the Units
One of the things that you can do is to make sure that you keep all the units nice and clean. This is especially true about any outdoor units you may have. If any dirt, debris, grass, and other detritus gets in that unit, then it will make it work harder because it clogs everything up and blocks things. Making the units work harder means that you are going to make the motors work harder and wear out faster. You should make sure that each of the units has been cleaned before you turn on the AC each summer, but you should also make sure that you check them out regularly just to make sure that they still are clear.
Clean Your Filters
Another necessary maintenance task that you need to do regularly is to clean out the filters of your air conditioner. The filters are there to help keep pollen, dust, and other allergens out of your house and out of your air conditioner. It's super easy to make sure that you clean your filters. If you have reusable filters, all you have to do is to pull them out of the air conditioner and rinse them off in your sink. If you do this regularly, then everything on the filters should come off quickly. If you don't have reusable filters, then you will need to replace them regularly to get the same clean filter. If you need to have some kind of specialty filter, you may want to make sure that you can get it in a reusable form; otherwise, you are going to end up spending on a lot of money replacing your filter.
Make sure that your air conditioner works as well, as it will not only keep you cool in the summer, it will also make sure that you can save money on your cooling bills, which can be an excellent thing because a long hot summer can really run up your cooling bills.
Talk to a local ac maintenance professional for more information on how you can prepare for your seasonal usage.