4 Easy Ways to Maintain Your AC
Routine maintenance is the simplest way to keep your air conditioning system running as efficiently as possible for as long as possible. After all, you wouldn’t expect your car to function efficiently without changing the oil and rotating the tires every now and then, right? The same can be said for your HVAC system.
Fortunately, maintaining your air conditioning is relatively easy. Even better, completing these four simple maintenance tasks on a regular basis will boost your air conditioner’s efficiency, making your home more comfortable while lowering your energy bill in the process. Here’s how you can get started.
Change the Air Filter
Your air conditioner’s filter is intended to trap dust, pollen and other debris. But in order to keep it working efficiently, you need to change it on a regular basis. Leaving a dirty filter in your air conditioner significantly compromises the efficiency, which means that the air in your home won’t be as clean. When the air conditioner is running every day, you should change the filter each month.
Clean the Air Vents
The air conditioner vents pull the warm air into the unit so that it can be cooled down and redistributed. When the vents aren’t cleaned regularly, dust builds up, which means that the unit won’t cool your home as efficiently as it could. You should dust the vents in your air conditioning system several times each year or schedule a professional cleaning.
Clean the Condenser Unit
Many homeowners forget about the outside component of their HVAC system; but this component shouldn’t be overlooked. Over time, debris can build up around the condenser unit (including weeds, grass and the like), and impede the overall function of the system. To maintain the condenser unit, simply use a hose with a sprayer attachment to clean any debris around the unit and trim any overgrown weeds.
Schedule a Professional Maintenance Appointment
The easiest and most convenient way to maintain your air conditioning system is by scheduling a professional maintenance appointment twice per year. This way, you won’t have to worry about maintaining your system yourself, since a qualified HVAC professional will take care it for you.
At Sea Coast Air Conditioning, we offer maintenance services, as well as repair and replacement services too. If you’re a homeowner in the Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Sebastian, Stuart, Port St Lucie, Jensen Beach, or Palm City area, contact us today to learn more, or schedule your appointment online.