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How to Maintain My Air Conditioner

Spring cleaning time is here!

Getting your house in order not only applies to clearing out closets and knocking down cobwebs, but also to maintaining your AC unit.

Check out these great tips for performing regular air conditioning maintenance before the hot summer weather arrives!

1) Check and replace your air filters as needed.

This tried and true advice cannot be repeated enough. Regularly checking the status of and replacing dirty air filters is arguably the easiest and most effective DIY AC maintenance step you can take. Clogged filters block normal airflow, reducing the efficiency of your air conditioning system tremendously. For central air conditioners, filters are often found somewhere around the length of the duct. Other common filter locations are ceilings, walls, or near furnaces.

2) Take good care of air conditioner coils.

Your AC unit’s evaporator coil and condenser coil collect dirt over time. A clean filter prevents the evaporator coil from soiling quickly. Still, the condenser coil will collect dirt and grime after a several months or years – it’s inevitable! This dirt reduces air flow and insulates the coil itself, reducing its ability to absorb heat correctly. Much like your air filters, you should check your evaporator coil regularly (every year for most coils) and clean it as necessary.

3) Seek professional help.

Sometimes, your air conditioning unit will need more than a little DIY TLC at home. For help with tougher issues, call Action Air today! Make sure you schedule a maintenance appointment for your AC unit before you need it. Spring is the perfect time for one of our qualified technicians to make a maintenance visit to your home or business. Extend the life of your unit and help it provide its ultimate performance and increase your comfort by maintaining it properly.

To learn more about Preventative Maintenance, consult with one of the experts at Action Air today. You can call us at (931) 647-8525 or contact us online. Located in Clarksville, we have certified service technicians, qualified installers, and a knowledgeable sales staff serving Montgomery County and all of the surrounding areas. When You Need Action, Call Action Air!
Source: Energy.gov