Air conditioners are a big investment; therefore, it is essential to ensure that your AC works well for many years. Some people find their ACs not lasting too long or not working to full capacity because of a lack of proper maintenance. If you keep your AC well maintained, you can make it last longer.
Here are 5 AC maintenance tips to keep yours running smoothly:
Tip 1: Clean the AC Unit Regularly
While this may seem obvious, you need to keep your AC unit clean. This includes the AC itself, as well as the external unit. The indoor unit can be dusted every few days, and it should be good to go. As for the external unit, there is a possibility of debris buildup that will need to be cleared away. Leaves, branches, overgrown roots, and dirt can also collect around the AC unit and obstruct the airflow the AC needs to work properly. Sweep away any of this debris around once a week, and you should be good to go.
Tip 2: Replace the AC Filters Frequently
All kinds of ACs come fitted with air filters used to trap dust, lint, hair, and other contaminants in the air. Over time, these filters can become clogged up and need to be cleaned or replaced. If you leave in a clogged filter, your AC will need to work overtime to keep up the cooling you require, which can cause it to wear down and need repairing. Depending on how often you use your AC and how clean the air is in your area, you should change your air filter every one to three months.
Tip 3: Inspect all the Ducts for Leaks or Stains
If you notice water dripping down the walls near the AC unit or brownish water stains, then there is a chance your ducts are not secure and are leaking. Your AC uses a built-in thermostat to determine the room’s temperature and will continue to work until it has cooled the room to the correct temperature. If the ducts are loose or there is a leak, the Ac might unnecessarily work overtime, which can strain the unit. If you notice a leak in the ducts, call in a professional to reseal the ducts as soon as possible.
Tip 4: Clear Out the Drain Line
Excess moisture from the condenser in the AC needs to be drained away. This moisture leaves the AC through a drain line. The drain line can sometimes become clogged due to moss, algae growth, or dirt. You should flush out the drain line every now and then to ensure that it is not clogged up. You can add some bleach to kill off any algae or use a vacuum cleaner to clear it all away.
Tip 5: Schedule Professional AC Maintenance
There are many parts of the AC, including the various electrical and mechanical components, that you likely cannot inspect or maintain yourself. For these things, it would be a good idea to schedule a professional maintenance session once or twice a year.
Follow these tips, and you will find that your AC is working to its full capacity and cooling your home just as it should. Your AC might also last long past its warranty and average lifespan if you keep it well maintained. Not to mention, you’ll save lots of money on unnecessary repairs and servicing.
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