Your air conditioner might be one of your favorite things about your entire home. If you have ever had to go through a really hot July afternoon without any air conditioning, you know that it can be absolutely miserable. In order to keep your air conditioner up and running at full capacity, there are a few things that you need to do. While there are many different ways to maintain your air conditioner, here are some of the most important aspects of keeping your air conditioner up and running at max capacity.
Outside Air Compressor
One of the most important things to maintain is your outside air compressor. The first thing that you are going to want to do is make sure that no shrubs or plants are even close to the compressor. Cut back any shrubs or plants at least a few feet from your compressor. Next, make sure that it is free from debris on the outside. Once you have cleared the debris, open the cage and clean out the inside of the compressor. This is easily done with a vacuum if you have a vacuum. Next, you are going to want to bend all the fins back so air can easily flow inside the air compressor. The last thing that you are going to want to do with your air compressor is to make sure that it is level. If it is not level then the fluids inside the air compressor that make the air cold can be lethargic and your air conditioner may not work properly.
Another very important aspect of your air conditioner that needs to be maintained and cleaned are the air ducts. If you have ever seen dust come out of air ducts when the air conditioner kicks on, you know how disgusting it can be. The problem is that the air ducts can become overburdened with dust and mold. The dust and mold are serious health issues. They cause a lot of respiratory infections and diseases. So cleaning them out is going to give your home many health benefits. When it comes to the ability for your air conditioning system to transport cool air through the home, the air ducts need to be clean as well. The more clogged your air ducts are, the harder your system has to work to pump air. The harder that the system has to work the more energy that you will be burning.
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