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AC maintenance is vital in order for your air conditioner to function correctly

AC maintenance is vital in order for your air conditioner to function correctly and efficiently.  Regular HVAC cleaning and changing of the filters can reduce the need for repairs and prolong the life of your air conditioning unit.  If you do not keep up with maintenance, you could come across some costly repairs.    

Here are three things you can do to keep up on AC maintenance:

  1. Change the HVAC air filters. Air filters can get clogged up with dust, dirt, debris and leaves.  Just like any kind of air filter, when it is clogged, normal airflow is decreased, which prevents the air conditioner from doing its job.  Some air filters are reusable and can just be cleaned and put back in once dry.  Other filters need to be discarded and replaced with a new one.  This is an inexpensive way to maintain an air conditioner and keep it working at its full potential.
  2. Keep the HVAC coils clean. There are two main coils on an air conditioning unit: the evaporator coil and the condenser coil.  These also need to be cleaned to function properly.  The coils can be easily seen without taking anything apart, so just be observant if any leaves, grass clippings, dirt, mud or foliage start to collect on them.  It’s also a good idea to make sure the coils don’t bend too much or become kinked.  If they do, they will not be able to pass the proper airflow through them.
  3. Keep the condensate drain line clear.  Ensuring the clarity of the condensate drain line is crucial for the optimal performance of your air conditioning system. To prevent clogs, consider incorporating the practice of using a stiff wire to clear drains and coils into your routine AC maintenance checklist. By periodically performing this simple task, you can effectively prevent debris accumulation and potential blockages, allowing your AC to operate efficiently and maintain its longevity. Taking these preventive measures will contribute to a smooth and uninterrupted cooling experience throughout the hot summer months.

Hiring a air conditioning professional to do maintenance on your air conditioning unit is a sure way to prevent issues from arising.  Our team at Custom Air and Heat Inc. can assist with any questions and can fix and repair any small or large air conditioning repairs that may be needed.