AC System Maintenance: Things You Should Always Have in Mind

AC System Maintenance: Things You Should Always Have in Mind

AC System Maintenance: Things You Should Always Have in Mind
Posted Jan 27th, 2024

Your air conditioning system is a vital component in maintaining a comfortable living or working environment. To ensure its optimal performance, it's crucial to stay on top of regular maintenance tasks. In this guide, we'll explore key considerations for AC system maintenance that every homeowner or business owner should keep in mind.

1. Change Air Filters Regularly

One of the simplest yet most effective ways to maintain your AC system is by regularly changing the air filters. Clogged filters can restrict airflow, making your system work harder and potentially leading to higher energy bills. Aim to replace or clean filters every 1-3 months, depending on usage and filter type.

Pro Tip: For step-by-step instructions on how to change your air filters, refer to our previous blog post on Air Filters: Changing Them and the Importance of Keeping Them Clean.

2. Inspect and Clean the Condenser Coils

The condenser coils in your outdoor unit can accumulate dirt and debris over time, hindering the heat exchange process. Regularly inspect and clean the coils to maintain their efficiency. Ensure the power is turned off before cleaning, and consider scheduling professional maintenance for a more thorough cleaning.

3. Keep the Surrounding Area Clear

The outdoor unit of your AC system needs proper airflow to function efficiently. Remove any debris, leaves, or vegetation around the unit to prevent airflow obstruction. Maintain at least a two-foot clearance around the unit for optimal performance.

4. Check Refrigerant Levels

Low refrigerant levels can affect the cooling efficiency of your AC system. If you notice a decrease in cooling performance or ice buildup on the evaporator coils, it may indicate a refrigerant issue.

5. Inspect Ductwork for Leaks

Leaky ducts can significantly reduce the efficiency of your AC system by allowing cooled air to escape before reaching its destination. Regularly inspect the ductwork for any visible leaks or damage. Sealing leaks can improve system efficiency and enhance overall cooling performance.

6. Schedule Annual Professional Maintenance

While some maintenance tasks can be performed by homeowners, it's essential to schedule annual professional maintenance. A trained technician can conduct a thorough inspection, identify potential issues, and perform preventive measures to keep your AC system running smoothly.

Contact A-Train Heating and Air at (682) 382-2656 to schedule your annual professional AC maintenance.

Regular maintenance is the key to ensuring your AC system operates efficiently and provides consistent cooling comfort. By incorporating these tips into your routine, you not only extend the lifespan of your AC unit but also save on energy costs.

For professional AC maintenance and repair services, contact A-Train Heating and Air at (682) 382-2656. We are dedicated to keeping your indoor environment cool and comfortable.

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