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4 Easy Ways to Maintain Your Air Conditioner Throughout the Summer

Published on: August 19, 2015
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To run at its peak capacity, your air conditioner requires regular maintenance. Fortunately for DIY fans, there are a few quick fixes you can do yourself. Here are four easy ways you can keep your air conditioner up and running this season.

Change Your Air Filters

One of the easiest things you can do to keep your air conditioner running efficiently is to change your air filters every month. Not only do these filters keep your indoor air quality high and ensure that your family breathes clean air, but they also protect your HVAC system. Dirty air filters can cause dirt to build up in your ducts and force your air conditioner to work harder to cool your home.

Clean Your Condenser

While you should leave heavy duty condenser maintenance to the pros, you can clean and clear the exterior area yourself. Remove brush, grass, and other debris that have accumulated on and around the exterior maintenance. If dirt has built up on your condenser, you can also clean the exterior with a hose. On a cool day, turn off the power to your air conditioner and hose down the exterior, working from the top down. Take care not to use a more powerful spray than necessary, or you’ll risk damaging the unit.

Check Your Thermostat

Make sure your air conditioner runs smoothly and efficiently by getting rid of your old manual thermostat and replacing it with a programmable thermostat. Set your thermostat so that it only cools your home when you need it to, and you’ll save your air conditioner unnecessary work and prolong its life in the process.

Schedule Professional Maintenance

Air conditioners are complex pieces of equipment, so it’s important to have your home’s unit professionally inspected at least once a year. Schedule air conditioner maintenance for your home in the Southeast, so that an experienced technician can check refrigerant, pressure, electrical components, and perform other regular maintenance.

Have you scheduled your air conditioner maintenance yet? Find your local Mingledorff’s representative to make an appointment today.