Keeping your air conditioning system in top shape is essential for proper energy efficient operation. When you keep the filters, coils and fins well maintained, your AC system cools efficiently and lasts longer. Here are specific areas of routine maintenance.
- Filters: The filter is an important part of your AC, responsible for cleaning the air of dirt and dust. When the filter is clogged and dirty, air can't pass through like it should so your system has to work harder to cool your home. Some filters can be cleaned and reused whereas others should be replaced. Find out which type of filter your AC uses and keep it clean.
- Coils: Even with a clean filter, the evaporator coils collect dirt over time reducing airflow and the ability to absorb heat. Exterior condenser coils also get dirty especially when foliage or other debris is nearby. It's vital to clean all coils at least once a year for proper airflow.
- Fins: Both the evaporator and condenser coils are equipped with aluminum fins. If these get bent out of shape, they block air from flowing properly through the coil. A "fin comb" can move the fins back into place or you can call a professional for repair.
Keeping your air conditioning system properly maintained helps it perform at optimum energy efficiency. The filters, coils and fins should all be looked after and kept clean. To learn more about AC maintenance and how a professional can help, contact AC Heating & Cooling Service Inc. in Concord at 925-521-1807.