Maintaining Your Air Conditioning System Can Be Simple

Your air conditioning system is one of the most important aspects of your home on those hot summer days. It seems that the air conditioning is running non-stop during the summer, and this may be one of the reasons the unit always seems to break down during the summer months. Unfortunately, this is when you need it the most. However, there are a few things that you can do to help keep your air conditioning system up and running through the entire summer. Here are just three pointers to help you maintain your air conditioning system:


It may seem counterintuitive, but having a technician come to your home at the end of spring each year may save you a great deal of money in the long run. Having a technician look at your air conditioning unit before each summer can catch the small problems that your air conditioning unit is having. You will pay the technician to analyze the unit itself, and test for any problems. The technician can trouble shoot any problems and catch them before they turn into the type of problem that leaves you without an air conditioning unit for a few days.

Air Ducts

Often overlooked are your home's air ducts. The air ducts are how the air from your air conditioning unit is pushed through the home. If you have a blocked artery, you can go into cardiac arrest. Well, the air ducts in your home are very similar to an artery. If the air duct is clogged with dust and other debris, then a great deal of stress is put on the system. The extra strain and stress can cause malfunctions. Every six months take a high power vacuum and clean out the air ducts in your home. Every other year it is a good idea to have the vents professionally cleaned to get all the deep debris out of the ducts.


The compressor is often forgotten about because it is outside the home. If you walked outside and looked at your air compressor right now there is a good possibility that vegetation is growing into the compressor. Cut back all vegetation and put your compressor on a cement slab. This will allow you to maintain the compressor much easier. The slab will also help you keep the compressor level so the coolant in the compressor is able to flow through the coils properly. 

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