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What Every Homeowner Should Know About Air Conditioning Maintenance

Posted on The Cooler Blog December 2, 2013 by Terry Jones

Contrary to popular belief, the air conditioner was not invented to control the temperature of a space, but rather its humidity. The device does this by taking warm air from outside your home, cooling it down, then blasting it inside. Though the process sounds simple, air conditioners are complex machines that require regular maintenance. Failure to do so will invariably result in wasted energy, i.e., larger utility bills. With that in mind, here are few simple maintenance tasks that with keep your A/C humming during the scorching summer months.

Clean or change air filters

As we mentioned, all air conditioners take 02 from the outside, which it must first be filtered before it can be cooled.  Air filters catch everything from dirt to environmental allergens to dust and other particles.  This buildup will eventually result in obstructions that make it harder for the unit to pull air from the outside; therefore, these filters must be either cleaned or changed regularly.

Clean coils

When dust or dirt gets inside your air conditioner, it can accumulate on the condenser and evaporator coils that make cooling possible. When too much gunk builds up, it may slow the cooling process, wasting energy. To solve the problem, simply clean the coils before installing or storing your A/C unit.

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