A Homeowner’s Guide to Air Conditioner Maintenance

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AC-UnitAir conditioning is an invaluable treasure in Tucson, which is why it is important to maintain your unit. With regular attention, your air conditioner will continue to blow blissfully cool throughout the hot summer months. Use this guide to learn how to properly maintain your unit so it always works for you:

Change the Filters
Air conditioner filters have to work in overdrive when you use the unit on a regular basis. The more they work, however, the dirtier they get. When the air filters are too dirty, it can block air from flowing, which makes the entire cooling system less efficient. If the air conditioner has to work that much harder to send air through, it might even increase your energy costs. Regularly changing or cleaning the filters helps the unit function at its maximum potential and can even reduce its energy consumption by 5 to 15 percent.

Look at the Evaporator and Condenser Coil
When the air filter is clean and functioning properly, it keeps dirt away from the evaporator and the condenser coil. If the filter is dirty, though, the dirt can make its way to the coil and negatively affect the system’s heat absorption capabilities. You should check the coils at least once a year to ensure they are not covered in dirt. You might want to hire a professional air conditioning maintenance company that can look over the system once a year and make sure it is ready for heavy use.

Check the Condensate Drains
An air conditioner has a draining system that lowers the humidity levels in the room. If the drain is blocked, moisture might start to build up, which can cause discoloration on the floor or the walls. You can use a wire to check the condensate drains to make sure there is no clog.

Cool Breeze Comfort Solutions is your answer to everything air conditioning in Tucson. From yearly maintenance to system replacements, we know what it takes to keep you cool. To learn more about our services, call 520-495-2227.