You want your air conditioning system to be as efficient as possible, so you can save money on cooling costs and remain cool in your home throughout the summer. To ensure you get great results from your air conditioning system on an ongoing basis, here are some basic maintenance guidelines you should follow:
- Change your air filters regularly—You should plan on replacing your AC unit’s air filters on a monthly basis. However, you may need to change them more often if you run your air conditioning constantly, you have pets in your home, or your home is subject to dusty conditions (e.g. you are in the middle of a renovation).
- Clean the coils—Your air conditioner’s coils collect dirt over time. This dirt reduces airflow and causes your unit to absorb heat, which can inhibit your AC system’s functionality.
- Remove debris—Things like grass clippings, dirt, and other debris that builds up around your AC unit should be cleared up regularly. You should also trim shrubs and other plants away from your unit to ensure they do not impede airflow.
- Schedule regular maintenance—On top of these quick DIY tasks, you should schedule regular air conditioning maintenance with us at J Newton Cohen. We will perform a thorough inspection of your system, check for minor problems, and alert you to anything you should fix right away to ensure optimal functionality and efficiency.
If you need help maintaining your air conditioner, we’re here for you. Give us a call today!