It’s that time of the year for checking off items on your spring cleaning to-do list. AC maintenance in your Valdosta, Georgia home shouldn’t be any different. Avoid future problems and costly repairs by performing these three simple do-it-yourself AC maintenance tasks for your air conditioner.
Change Your Air Filter
Your system’s air filter works by trapping harmful pollutants in its fibers and preventing them from re-entering your home. As time goes by, these contaminants buildup and get clogged in your air filter, which hinders it from doing its job efficiently. Eventually, your entire air conditioner’s performance can be affected.
If your system can’t properly circulate air, it’ll work harder to keep your home cool. The harder it works, the more likely it is that your utility bills will increase due to wasted energy and potential breakdowns might happen. We recommend changing your air filter every 30 to 60 days to avoid bigger problems down the road.
Check for Leaks
Add checking for leaks in your unit to your spring to-do list. This will help prevent major system breakdowns in the middle of a hot summer day. Look for leaks in the refrigerant lines, heat exchanger and condensate lines at least once a month. Detecting leaks promptly can help prevent full replacement of one or more components in the future.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
As homeowners, we often forget the outdoor part of our HVAC system since it’s normally out of sight. A simple AC maintenance task to ensure your unit remains in top-notch condition is clearing out any dust, debris or leaves from the outdoor unit. It’s important to ensure there are at least two feet of unobstructed space around every component of your AC system.
Now that you’ve completed your AC maintenance tasks, spring might be a good time to consider a more in-depth checkup. Learn more about our annual maintenance plans by contacting our experts at Waller Heating & Air Conditioning today.
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