Servicing your air conditioner before it’s actually needed is the best thing to do. If you want to maintain a green, healthy home, you should try not to wait for dust and dirt to buildup on the unit. It’s easy to maintain your AC; it just takes a little time and effort!
Air Conditioner Filters: Properly maintaining your AC’s filter is extremely important to the efficiency of your unit. If the filter is clogged or dirty, this blocks the normal air flow and greatly reduces your air conditioners’ efficiency. It will have to work much harder if the filter is clogged, but by keeping it clean the energy your AC uses can be reduced by 5-15%.
Some AC filters must be replaced, while others are reusable. During the cooling season, it is a good idea to clean your air conditioning’s filter system every month. If the air conditioner is subject to dust, if you have animals that shed, or if your AC is running all the time it may need to be cleaned more often.
Air Conditioner Coils: ACs running for months and years are bound to collect dirt on their evaporator coil and condenser coil. Although you may clean your filter, which does help your AC to be more efficient, the evaporator coil still collects dirt over time. When too much dirt builds up, air flow is reduced and your air conditioner’s ability to absorb heat is also reduced. This, therefore, reduces your AC’s energy efficiency for your home.… Read More . . .