Keep your air filters clean
Cleaning air conditioner filters or replacing them with new ones is the most important task for AC maintenance. When HVAC filters become clogged with dirt and debris, it reduces airflow and lowers the system's efficiency. Some types of air filters can be cleaned and reused, whereas others must be replaced after they accumulate too much dust. The frequency of which filters must be cleaned or changed can vary depending on how often you use your home’s air conditioner.
Check your coils for debris
Evaporator coils and condenser coils can both collect dust from prolonged use. Dirt and dust buildup can reduce airflow and insulate an evaporator coil, making it less efficient at absorbing heat. This can make your air conditioning system exert more energy to keep your home cool. Try to clean the evaporator coil at least once a year.
Outdoor condenser coils can become dirty from pollen, leaves, lawn clippings, and more. It is imperative to keep the area surrounding your condenser unit clean.
Inspect window air conditioner units
Window units require certain maintenance that isn’t required for other air conditioner models, and vice-versa. Make sure that the space between the unit and the window frame is properly sealed. If that space is not sealed correctly, it can cause cold air to escape your house.
You should never try to perform intensive maintenance on your AC system alone. HVAC technicians are trained to deal with replacing refrigerant fluids, checking airflow, and inspecting electrical connections. Our team at Zap Cooling and Heating can make sure that every part of your cooling system is working properly, so you can have the peace of mind that comes with professional care.