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Taking Proper Care Of Your Air Conditioner Helps Maintain Its Life

by Dawn Henry

An air conditioner is a great luxury investment. While it's not necessary for your home to have an air conditioner in the way it's necessary for your home to have a heating system, it still can provide comfort during the months where high humidity and heat can be overwhelming and difficult to live through. If you have been able to make the investment into an air conditioning system for your home, you need to make certain that your air conditioning unit is well maintained so that it will last for many years to come. Here are some things you can do to ensure the long life of your investment.

Basic Maintenance Tips

There are a few different parts of your air conditioner that should be well-maintained in order for the unit to run efficiently. 

The air conditioner filter is important in order to make sure the air that is flowing back into your home without restriction. When the filter becomes clogged with pet hair, dander, dirt and debris, it will stop the air from flowing into your home freely, and that will also cause your air conditioner to work harder. When the air conditioner has to work harder, it will use more energy to do so. Make sure that you change out the filter a few times a season. If you have a filter that does not need to be replaced, be sure to clean it as necessary as well.

The air conditioner coils are another important part of the unit that should be kept free and clean of debris. When dirt and debris build up on the coils, it will also restrict the airflow, as well as insulate the coils. When this happens, the coils are unable to restrict to absorb the heat, and again, the air conditioning until will have to work much harder and use more energy in order to cool your home.

Preparing for the Off Season

When the summer is over and winter is ready to set in, make sure that you give your air conditioner a good cleaning. If your air conditioner is a window unit, either cover it properly or store the unit in a cool and dry spot. If it's an outdoor unit, be sure to cover the unit, and check on it a few times throughout the winter to make sure the cover has not blown off during a bad winter storm.

When taking the proper care of your air conditioning unit, be sure to call in a licensed air conditioning contractor from a company like C B Lucas Heating & Air Conditioning when you find an issue you're not sure how to address.