Fri. Jul 12th, 2024
Air Conditioner

It’s the middle of summer, and it’s hot. Hot. So hot that you’re considering moving to a place with permanent winter. But before that, why not try to keep your air conditioner in good shape? That way, you can at least enjoy a few weeks of cooler weather before having to switch over to your backup plan. In this article, we will discuss tips on keeping your air conditioner running smoothly throughout summer!

  1. Clean the air conditioner filters every month 

During the warm months, your air conditioner works hard to keep your home cool and comfortable. It relies on a series of filters to remove dust, pollen, and other airborne particles to function properly. Over time, these filters can become clogged, reducing the air conditioner’s efficiency and potentially causing damage to the unit. To avoid these problems, cleaning the air conditioner filters every month is important. The exact method will vary depending on your filter type, but most can be easily cleaned with a vacuum cleaner. 

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  1. Vacuum and clean the unit’s exterior at least twice a year

It’s important to keep your HVAC unit clean and free of debris. Not only does this help it to run more efficiently, but it also helps to extend its lifespan. Vacuum and clean the unit’s exterior at least twice a year, using a brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to remove dust and dirt. Be sure to clean any nearby vents, as they can become clogged with debris over time. In addition, make sure to check the unit’s filters regularly and replace them as needed. 

  1. Check refrigerant levels and adjust if necessary

As the weather begins warming up, many homeowners crank up their air conditioners. However, before turning on your AC for the first time this season, it’s important to check the refrigerant levels. If the refrigerant is low, it can cause the AC to work harder than necessary, leading to higher energy bills and shortened unit lifespan. To check the refrigerant levels, look at the pressure gauge on the AC unit. If the needle is in the red zone, the refrigerant levels are low, and you’ll need to add more. Don’t worry – it’s a relatively easy task that can be completed with a can of refrigerant and a screwdriver. Just make sure to turn off the AC unit before starting. Once more refrigerant is added, check the pressure again and ensure it’s in the green zone. If not, repeat the process until it is. 

  1. Schedule an annual service check with a qualified technician

One way to ensure your air conditioner is ready for summer is to schedule an annual service check with a qualified technician like During a service check, the technician will clean the unit, check for any leaks or damage, and perform any necessary repairs. They will also test the unit to ensure it is cooling properly. By scheduling a yearly service check, you can help prolong your air conditioner’s life and keep it running all summer smoothly.

We hope you found these tips helpful! If you have any questions about air conditioner maintenance or need to schedule a service check, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to help!