How to Avoid Investing in AC Repair
Routine inspection of your domestic HVAC unit by expert AC repair and maintenance technicians is of vital importance if you want to make sure that your air conditioner unit is efficiently running. However, proper care for your AC in between professional maintenance visits can also help you keep the most cost- and energy-efficient unit possible. Here is what you need to do on a regular basis:
1. Change the filter of your air conditioner every month. The most important maintenance task that will ensure the efficiency of your AC unit is to regularly clean or replace its filters. If your filters are clogged or dirty they can significantly reduce the efficiency of the system. If you regularly change your filters you can lower your energy consumption with up to 15%.
2. Clean the vents of your AC. Dust buildup on your AC unit can harbor allergens. If you don’t want such dust to be propelled into the rooms you live in ,you should hire an AC repair specialist to get your vents cleaned at least once every season. If you do not want to spend money on professional services, you can do it on your own by simply using a vacuum cleaner, cobweb duster, and some dish-washing soap.
3. Clean the area around the outdoor unit of your AC installation. Clear any outdoor vegetation that blocks the airflow of your outdoor air unit. Remove any trees and plants that do not let your air conditioner “breathe”.
4. Clean the condensor coils which take concentrated heat from your home and dump it into the hot outdoor air. If the coil is dirty, it won’t be able to move as much air for performance and efficiency. Most condensor coils are loaded with pollen and dust that you may not be able to see.