As a homeowner in Southwest Florida, your air conditioning system is probably the most important investment that you have in your home. Since your air conditioner is one of the most expensive aspects of your home, it’s important to protect it. There are a lot of ways to maintain your air conditioning unit both easy and inexpensive. To properly maintain your air conditioning unit, follow these steps:
Change Your Filter: Changing your air filter each month is good to do. It doesn’t take a lot of time to change your air conditioner’s filter, it can be done in just a few minutes. The air filter stops dirt and dust from infiltrating the rooms in your home. Your air filter can only function effectively if it’s clean. When your air filter is dirty, it will put extra strain on your air conditioner unit. Make sure that you change your air filter at least once a month.
Keep the Coils Clean: The coils in your air conditioning system are an important component because they help maintain the refrigerant of your unit. Over time, the coils can become insulated with dirt, which reduces the amount of heat that your air conditioning unit can absorb. Not cleaning your coils can make your air conditioning unit work harder to cool your home. Consider keeping your coils clean by clearing the debris from around the condenser unit (the outdoor component).
Check the Fins: Within every air conditioning system, there’s a condenser and an evaporator, each of which has fins. Sometimes these fins can bend and cause insufficient airflow. To keep your air conditioning functioning efficiently in your Southwest Florida home, we recommend that you call a licensed technician to check the fins in your air conditioning unit.
Inspect the Condensate Drain: The condensate drain is an important part of your air conditioning unit, it allows the condensation to drain outdoors. If the condensate drain isn’t regularly checked is can become clogged, which can impede drainage.
Schedule a Professional Maintenance Appointment: If you’re not sure how to change your air filter, clean your coils, or check your fins, then you’ll want to schedule an appointment with a qualified technician. When you schedule a maintenance appointment with a professional, they can inspect, tune, and clean your air conditioning unit.
Trying to maintain your air conditioning unit on your own can be time-consuming, especially with all of your other daily responsibilities. The last thing you want to worry about is taking care of your air conditioning unit. If you’re interested in purchasing a new air conditioning unit or need to schedule an annual maintenance, please schedule an appointment with the professionals at Best Home Services, by calling 239-271-2436. Best Home Services is proud to be the leading air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing company of Southwest Florida since 1980.