AC Service | One thing to know about your air conditioner is that it is like most other appliances. That means if you take care of it, it will operate better and more efficiently. Here are five AC tips for better operation.
Change your filter
One of the best things you can do for your air conditioner and one of the easiest AC maintenance things you can do yourself is to change your AC filter. Not only will changing your filter regularly improve your indoor air quality, it also will make your AC operate more efficiently, which will save you money on your cooling bills.
Clean your compressor
If you have a central air system, you likely have an outdoor compressor unit. Because it’s outside, it is exposed to all kinds of dirt and debris. To improve your cooling efficiency and your indoor air quality, you should clean it off a couple of times a year by blasting it with a garden hose.
Ensure your vents and ducts are clean
Another potential drag on your AC’s efficiency and your indoor air quality is dirty ducts and vents. You should have them inspected at least once a year and cleaned by a professional if necessary.
Pay attention to your evaporator drain
Your AC produces condensation when it operates, and that water has to go somewhere, which is why you have an evaporator drain. For top operation, check this drain every few months to ensure it is clear.
Have regular maintenance done
Even if you take good care of your air conditioner, it still needs regular maintenance. Having a professional such as Northside come and inspect your unit and make any needed repairs can help keep you from having a breakdown. Northside Services also can help you if you need a new AC or if you need air duct services.