We all wish that our home appliance (an air-conditioner in particular) lasted a lifetime without any repairs or maintenance, but these are unreal expectations. Air conditioners serve you well, but get clogged and dirty along the way and collect hazardous bacteria inside. If neglected, these bacteria cause different health problems especially with your breathing system. Naturally this equipment needs appropriate and regular maintenance in order to have a long term of service. You can always call a professional AC specialist to check your air conditioner or repair it, but you still need to be aware of the basic steps for maintaining your cooling appliance and keeping it in the great working condition. The following steps will help you prolong the life of your AC unit.
- It is clear that the vital part of your AC unit is its air filter. Obstructed air flow from a dirty filter will cause your AC system work harder and eventually break down. Typically air filters are replaced every month. Clean filters make your air conditioner operate more efficiently, thus saving you money on energy bills and helping you avoid expensive repairs in the future. Clean filters also create a fresher living environment by enhancing your home’s air quality.
For replacing your AC filters or cleaning reusable filters, you can always count on Downey Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning. We will do the job for you and make sure that you purchase the air filter that provides the most benefits for your AC system.
- Important parts of the AC unit are also its evaporator coil and condenser coil. They collect dirt over the months and years of service. A clean filter prevents the evaporator coil from defiling quickly. However, over time the evaporator coil will still accumulate dirt that reduces airflow and influences the coil’s ability to absorb heat. To prevent this from happening, have your evaporator coil checked and cleaned every year by a professional AC technician from Downey Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning.
Outdoor condenser coils can also become very dirty if the outdoor environment is dusty. The condenser coil is easily seen, so clean regularly the area around the coil, remove any debris, and trim greenery back at least half a meter to allow an adequate airflow around the condenser.
- Inspect your air ducts with a flash camera to discover whether you need a professional duct cleaning. It is recommended to have your air ducts cleaned every 5 years to ensure excellent indoor air quality and optimal efficiency of your AC unit.
- Do not hesitate to call Downey Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning – a reliable and expert AC contractor in case of emergency or if you require a preventative maintenance plan for your AC unit. We will walk you step by step through the procedure and make sure that you are completely satisfied with our work.