Other than scheduling regular maintenance from a qualified technician, there are a few things you can do to keep your AC system working properly. An air conditioner that operates optimally can mean significant savings on your energy bill. Let’s look at four maintenance tips for taking care of your AC system.
1. CLEAN OR CHANGE THE AIR FILTERS
Probably the most important action you can take to maintain your air conditioner’s functionality and improve its efficiency is to regularly clean or replace the air filters. If you are uncertain as to how to do this or what kind of filters you need, you can ask a knowledgeable professional. A technician from Quality Star Services can show you how the process is done so that you can perform the cleaning or replacement yourself. A clean air filter translates to good indoor air quality, so invest the time to learn a little about your AC.
2. CLEAN THE AC’S COILS
The condenser and evaporator coils can get grimy. Accumulation of dirt and debris can reduce the coils’ ability to absorb heat, making your air conditioner less efficient and can burden the operation of the unit. Your local technician will gladly clean the coils during your annual maintenance appointment.
3. REMOVE DEBRIS FROM THE EXTERNAL UNIT
The external unit of your AC is susceptible to gathering grass, dirt, leaves and other debris. This can drastically reduce your air conditioner’s performance as airflow is reduced. It is wise to keep any trees, bushes, and shrubs around your external unit trimmed. From time to time, have a look to see if there has been a buildup of dirt and other objects that could possibly affect your AC.
4. STRAIGHTEN THE COIL FINS
The fins that are found on the condenser and evaporator coils can bend relatively easily. They may need to be straightened so that they don’t block the airflow through the coils.
Maintaining an operational and efficient AC system means performing a few simple actions in addition to scheduling regular maintenance with a knowledgeable technician. If you are in the San Antonio area, contact Quality Star Services for your AC system maintenance needs. We also handle heating/cooling repairs and installations.