Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / by Alisha Rembach
Here are a few things most homeowners can do themselves to help maintain their air conditioner:
Ensure the filter is clean or replaced regularly. Disposable filters are inexpensive and should be replaced once a month during high use periods.
Trim back plants so there is at least one foot of clearance from the A/C unit to allow proper air flow and reduce motor strain.
Sand, dirt, and other debris can get sucked into the condenser coils. To clean the coils, first disconnect the power to the A/C and then use a garden hose to spray the coils clean.
You should also have annual maintenance service performed by a professional air conditioning technician. Always ensure the following items are included in the maintenance service:
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