Warmer days are around the corner, which means more air conditioning usage. To get the most enjoyment and value out of your cooling system, it is necessary to properly maintain it. Without a doubt, it’s far cheaper to maintain this appliance on a regular basis than it is to repair or replace it. Proper maintenance can help your unit last decades. However, if you fail to upkeep your A/C unit, it loses around 5% of its efficiency each year. Here are 3 tips to help maintain your air conditioning unit this Summer!
1. Keep Plants Away From Unit
Outside A/C units need sufficient air flow around all sides in order to perform at peak efficiency. Getting enough airflow from the environment around the A/C unit means having to clear any vegetation in the way. Experts recommend landscaping around all sides and avoid placing plants close to the unit.
2. Change Filters Regularly
Properly maintaining your A/C unit is all about keeping sufficient air flow. Regularly checking on your filters every few months will help gauge how dirty the air is. Air filter packages will recommend replacing the filter every 90 days. However, during the hotter months, it is better to change your filter more often. This helps increase the life expectancy of your machine and give you less to worry about in the future.
3. Wash Your Unit
If your A/C unit is a noticeable location, then it is easy to forget about cleaning it on a regular basis. As your A/C unit is running, it pulls air from around the environment, which also means debris, pollen, and other unwanted items. This decreases air flow to your unit causing it to work overtime. The solution is to use your garden hose to wash down your A/C unit from top to bottom.
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Professional maintenance ensures that every component is operating smoothly and at peak efficiency, lowering operational costs, restoring original capacity, and warding off most potential malfunctions. When you trust your HVAC equipment to the licensed technicians from Joseph Frederick & Sons, have confidence in our expert service. Contact Us Today to learn more about our A/C maintenance & installation!