As the weather starts to heat up, it's important to ensure that your air conditioner is in top condition. Regular maintenance can help prevent breakdowns, improve energy efficiency, and extend the lifespan of your unit. Here are some tips to help you keep your air conditioner running smoothly all summer long.
Change Your Air Filter Regularly
One of the most important things you can do to keep your air conditioner running efficiently is to change the air filter regularly. A dirty filter can restrict airflow and cause your unit to work harder than it needs to, leading to higher energy bills and potential breakdowns. Check your filter every month and replace it as needed.
Clean Your Evaporator & Condenser Coils
Over time, dirt and debris can accumulate on your air conditioner's evaporator and condenser coils, reducing their efficiency. Regular cleaning can help improve airflow and prevent breakdowns. Use a soft brush or vacuum cleaner to remove any debris, and consider having a professional clean your coils annually.
Check Your Refrigerant Levels
Low refrigerant levels can cause your air conditioner to work harder than it needs to, leading to increased energy bills and potential breakdowns. If you notice that your unit isn't cooling as well as it should be, it may be time to have your refrigerant levels checked by a professional.
Inspect Your Ductwork
Leaky ductwork can cause air to escape before it reaches your living spaces, leading to reduced efficiency and higher energy bills. Have a professional inspect your ductwork for leaks, and consider having any issues repaired to improve your air conditioner's performance.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
Regular maintenance is key to keeping your air conditioner running smoothly all summer long. Consider scheduling an annual maintenance visit with a professional HVAC technician to ensure that your unit is in top condition. They can inspect your system, clean your coils, check your refrigerant levels, and make any necessary repairs to keep your unit running efficiently.
By following these tips, you can help ensure that your air conditioner is in top condition and ready to keep you cool all summer long. Our experienced technicians can help keep your unit running smoothly and efficiently all year long.
If you need any help with maintenance or repairs, don't hesitate to contact Rainier Heating & Cooling.