Air conditioners are fairly resilient machines. Generally speaking, they can thrive through decades of wear and tear. That said, they’re not invincible. Over time, as they’re subjected to more and more deterioration, they have the potential to take on mechanical problems, failing to perform their function as needed.
For this reason, it’s important to provide your air conditioner with regular maintenance. Curious as to what air conditioning maintenance entails? This Marion County HVAC company has the answer.
Change Your Air Filter
HVAC systems are almost constantly consuming air. As such, they’re almost constantly consuming dust and dirt as well. That’s why, to keep some of this dust and dirt at bay, each HVAC system is equipped with an air filter. Unfortunately, because the filter is preventing the dust and dirt from entering the HVAC system, it becomes absolutely covered with grime.
For this reason, every 1 to 2 months or so, it’s recommended that you change your HVAC air filter. Failure to change it will lead not only to HVAC functionality issues, but a reduced HVAC lifespan as well.
Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to replace an HVAC air filter. However, if you need any help, your local Marion County HVAC technician could certainly help you.
Scrub Down the Condenser Coils
Though your heating and air conditioning air filter demands the most attention, it isn’t the only component in your air conditioner that attracts dirt. The coils contained in your condenser tend to attract a great deal of dust and dirt as well.
Because of this, it’s wise to scrub down your condenser coils every 6 months or so. Failure to scrub your condenser coils can lead to AC problems, resulting in either a total shutdown or spotty performance.
One thing to note here is that it’s definitely possible to clean your condenser coils by yourself. Just know, if you run into any trouble, there’s no shame in bringing in a licensed HVAC technician.
Clear the Condenser Area
As far as air conditioners go, the condenser is like the heart. If the condenser goes bad, the air conditioner won’t be able to produce cold air at all. If it’s not able to produce cold air, it’s as good as useless.
For this reason, it’s a good idea to check your condenser on a regular basis, clearing away any debris as needed. Not only should you keep an eye out for items that have already fallen into your condenser, but you should also keep an eye out for potential problems as well (i.e. nearby branches, hedges, etc.).
Fortunately, this is easy to do. All you have to do is walk by your condenser and give it the eye test. Remember, the condenser should have at least 5 feet of clearance between it and the next closest item.
Clean the Ducts
Your HVAC air filter is designed doing a great job of catching the debris that approaches your AC. That said, it might not be catching everything. Some of that debris is, indeed, entering your AC, which can ultimately end up in your duct system.
For this reason, you’ll want to clean your ducts every year or so. Failure to clear your ducts could result in efficiency issues, and not to mention, inconsistent airflow.
Keep in mind, cleaning your ducts isn’t the easiest of tasks. If you need assistance, your local HVAC company can help you.
Bring in a Marion County Heating and Air Conditioning Company
Are you looking to bring in a Marion County HVAC company to maintain your air conditioning system? All American Air and Electric is the company to call.
Our team has performed maintenance on a range of AC units throughout Marion County. Regardless of the type of unit you’re using, we can help.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment!