What Preventative Maintenance Can I Provide For My Air Conditioner?

What Preventative Maintenance Can I Provide For My Air Conditioner?

The summer can be a great time of year for many reasons, but a broken air conditioner can take the fun out of it real quick. So as a homeowner, what can you do to keep your air conditioning running in tip top shape? We’ve got some simple preventative maintenance tips for you below.

The first thing you’ll want to do before anything else is to check the filters in your furnace. When you switch over from heat to air conditioning, make sure to check your filter. A dirty filter can actually cause build up on your furnace and you’ll get a nice big chunk of ice on top of it.

Clean with your hose

Another quick and easy thing you can do is to first cut the power to the outdoor unit. Most outdoor units should have a gray box where you can disconnect the 220 volt cord running to it. Once you’ve ensured the unit is disconnected, you can take a garden hose with a spray nozzle and gently clean the outside fins. On the inside unit you have a filter to protect from dirt, but the outdoor unit does not, and will suck up any dirt or particles into the coil. A simple hose down of the unit can keep it clean.

Following these tips will keep your air conditioner running as efficiently as possible.

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If you are considering a professional cleaning of your central air conditioning unit check out our blog post and video at this link to see Dave Henry in action and the professional cleaning solution in action that pushes the dirt out from the inside.   If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 717-755-5461.

What Preventative Maintenance Can I Provide For My Air Conditioner? was last modified: October 26th, 2014 by Tom Henry

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