Maintaining Your Air Conditioner

Properly maintaining an air conditioning will save you money and extend your unit’s life.  Here are several tips to keep your air conditioner running:

Maintaining Your Air Conditioner

Check your air conditioner’s filter monthly: The air conditioner filter helps keep dust and other contaminants from settling on your air conditioner unit.  This helps the unit run more efficiently and reduces airborne pollutants.  You should check your filter every month and make sure to clean or replace it when necessary.

Keep the area around your unit clean:  Outdoor air conditioner units need about three feet of open space around the unit. Any less and the air conditioner may not work as efficiently.  Make sure to regularly trim plants and remove debris around the unit.

Check the air conditioning pad: The air conditioning pad is the concrete under the outside air conditioner unit.  Check the pad regularly to ensure it isn’t sinking or shifting.  Look for changes in the pad that cause lines to be pulled tight. Also, check if water is collecting around the pad.

Check for strange noises: While an air conditioner will make some noise while running, you should check the unit for unusual noises.  If you hear metal clanging, uneven sounds, or anything else that seems out of the ordinary, you may need to have your air conditioner serviced.

Check the insulation around the air conditioner lines: Insulating the lines running from your air conditioning unit to your house will help the unit run more efficiently and save money.  Visually inspect the insulation to make sure that it isn’t damaged or missing.

Repair problems quickly: If you notice any problems with your air conditioner, have it checked out as soon as possible.  Waiting may lead to costly repairs that could have been avoided.

Have your air conditioner regularly serviced:  You should schedule a yearly preventive maintenance checkup and cleaning.  This ensures that your air conditioner is working properly and will catch any small problems before they get worse.

Interested in learning more or need to have your air conditioner inspected or repaired?  Please contact us today to schedule an inspection or maintenance of your air conditioner.