Staying Cool And Protecting Your Investment - Tips For Maintaining A Home Air Conditioner

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Keeping your house at a comfortable temperature is perhaps the most important step you can take to make sure your home is a place of peace and relaxation. Having a new air conditioner installed is a great step to take to acquire that comfort, but installing an air conditioner and then neglecting it can cause you to deal with expensive repairs and intense frustration.

Below, you'll find a guide to some steps you should take to maintain your home air conditioning system. Having this information in mind will provide you with the confidence of knowing you've done everything you can to protect your investment while simultaneously taking the right steps to stay cool under the most extreme circumstances.

Landscaping Around the Condenser

One of the most important and yet frequently neglected steps in keeping your home cool on the inside is keeping it tidy on the outside. Your condenser is the large piece of air conditioning equipment that typically sits outside your home, and its exposure to the elements can cause serious problems.

Make sure that you work to keep grass and plants near your condenser trimmed back, as they can grow up inside the machinery and cause breakdowns and overheating. Any trees that overhang your equipment should be closely monitored as well, and installing a shade or screen may be necessary once the leaves begin to fall.

Persistent Dusting

One of the most common causes of air conditioning breakdowns is overheating caused by clogs in the system, forcing the motor to work overtime. These clogs can be caused by a variety of things, but the most frequent is household dirt and dust.

You should be sure to thoroughly dust the areas around your air returns, as those spots are the source of the dirt that can plague your system. This will also have the added benefit of greatly improving your air quality, as the ingested dust will no longer be redistributed around your home.

Filter Replacement

While most people are vaguely aware of the responsibility, the importance of changing your filter on a regular schedule cannot be overstated. If you're looking to purchase a stockpile of filters while keeping your costs down, you should consider doing so during the spring or fall when most people aren't using their air conditioner. The retail stores which sell the filters are likely to offer them at discounted rates because sales will be down, and you'll also have an easier time finding filters of a strange size or with specific features. To learn more, contact a business like Lindsey Refrigeration and AC.


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