Keeping Cool And Keeping Costs Down - Home Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips

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Making the decision to have a new air conditioning system installed in your home is a great way to keep cool and cut your energy costs. However, your system will only be as efficient as you are diligent, and there are some important steps you can take to make sure it stays in its best possible condition.

Below, you'll find a guide to some suggestions for home air conditioning maintenance. By following these tips, your new, efficient system will remain efficient, and you can be sure that expensive repairs and breakdowns remain a thing of the past. An ounce of prevention is said to be a pound of cure, and that's surely true with your air conditioner.

Filter Replacement

The most common breakdowns in an air conditioning system occur when the condenser motor is forced to work overtime to compensate for particles in the system. While your air filter is designed to remove these particles, it relies on you to clean and change the filter as necessary.

It's vitally important that you follow the manufacturer's instructions for your filter replacement schedule. In order to save some money, you may want to consider stocking up on filters in the spring or fall when they're less likely to be purchased by desperate consumers and correspondingly less likely to have their price increased by retail stores.

Condenser Cleaning

Your air conditioning condenser is likely located outside your home due to its large size and loud noises. Unfortunately, this means it's also exposed to the elements and requires attention to make sure it isn't overrun by your lawn.

Be sure to keep the area around your condenser clear of weeds and high grass that could get into and interfere with the equipment. It's also important that you shade the top of the unit if at all possible in order to avoid contamination from pollen, leaves, and other natural irritants that could make it function less smoothly.

Checking Coolant Lines

The majority of home air conditioning systems are powered by freon being pushed through lines into the condenser. If these lines are cracked or punctured, the coolant can leak out, causing both a mess as well as an inefficient system. You should be sure to check your coolant lines on a regular basis for any signs of peeling or separation. This will allow you to guarantee that you're on top of all problems before they become serious and will allow you to make repairs and replacements as soon as they begin to become necessary. 

If you need air conditioning repairs or help with maintenance, speak with an air conditioning installation expert.


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