It is important to do regular AC maintenance to help keep your AC unit working well and providing clean air for you and your family. It is vital to have your AC maintenance done by a professional on a regular basis, usually annually. In between these professional visits, there are many things you can do as a homeowner to help your AC unit last longer and work better. Some things you as a homeowner can do between professional maintenance service visits are:
- Remove Debris – Regularly remove all debris from on top of and around your AC unit. Things like leaves, dust, and sticks can cause reduced airflow to your unit. Also be sure to keep bushes, trees, and shrubs trimmed and not touching your unit.
- Change Filters – It is vital to the health of your AC unit to regularly change the air filters on your unit. The time between filter changes will depend on your filters and your AC unit.
- Clean the Coils – The coils inside your AC unit will collect dirt and dust over time. When the coils are covered in dirt, they are unable to absorb heat and the airflow will be reduced. If you feel comfortable with it, you can clean the coils yourself. If this is something that you are not able to do, then we highly recommend you have your AC maintenance done by a professional annually.
- Inspect Coil Fins – The fins can become easily bent, which blocks the flow of air. If you notice that they are bent, then we recommend having your AC maintenance completed by a professional sooner than later so that the technician can address the problem.