Basic Air Conditioner Maintenance

 

Here are some tips that may can keep your air conditioner working at it best for years to come.

Winterize – Winter can be hard on your air conditioner, especially in Colorado, so it’s important to take steps to protect it during its off season. Cover your external air conditioner unit if it’s fixed to the ground, or move it to a cover location if it is mobile.

Annual Service – Annual servicing is an important part of keeping your HVAC system working properly. HVAC systems are like cars in that you don’t need to have them checked, but having them checked can make the difference between the machine working well or later breaking. Make sure that your air conditioner is operating at its best possible potential by having an expert technician inspect it.

Air Conditioner Filters – You may already be aware of this but by regularly cleaning and changing your air filters you can increase the lifespan of your air conditioner substantially. As air filters clog up over time and become saturated, which allows dirt to get through. Change your air filters regularly to keep your air conditioner functioning properly.

Air Conditioner Coils – As with all parts in machinery, the air conditioner coils will degrade and become dirty over time. Dirt and debris is transported directly to the coils and that can lead to them being insulated from the warm air being drawn in, which can lead to them freezing. In order to avoid this change your air filters regularly, but it is also important to have them checked by a professional from time to time.

Keep a watch on your Air Conditioner’s performance – As important as it is to have regular servicing, things can happen in the interim that might lead to your air conditioner not performing at its maximum potential. Always keep an eye on your HVAC appliances, and if you notice that something isn’t working quite right there could be a larger issue affecting the system. Remain vigilant to keep your air conditioner running at its maximum capacity.