Tips on Proper AC Maintenance

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As the weather gets warmer, more and more people are counting on their air conditioning system for indoor comfort. But for you to stay cool all summer long, your AC unit needs a bit of an upkeep. Luckily, Emergency Master Plumbing & Air offers reliable AC maintenance in Surprise, AZ. Here are a few air conditioning maintenance tips that you might find useful.

Change Your Air Filter

Changing your air filter every three months or so is one of the most basic yet crucial things you can do to keep your AC operating at its best. An obstruction in the airflow from a dusty air filter will make the air conditioner work harder and consume more energy.

There are types of air conditioning filters that only need to be cleaned and can be reused, thus replacing them that often isn’t necessary.

Inspect the Exterior Unit for Any Obstructions

The outdoor unit of your air conditioner should be clear of any debris or obstructions. This will help ensure that the unit will function correctly and efficiently. Debris like leaves, sticks, or other objects can easily block the airflow and cause the unit to work harder than necessary, leading to decreased efficiency, and not to mention higher energy bills.

Be Vigilant Against Leaks

There are various reasons as to why your air conditioning unit might be leaking. While you can’t keep an eye on your AC unit at all times, it helps to check on it every now and then when it’s powered on so you can spot leaks, if there are any.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Scheduling regular maintenance appointments with a professional can help catch any potential problems before they become more significant issues, and you can also take advantage of any seasonal discounts that may be available. If you’re unsure how often you should schedule AC Maintenance, ask your HVAC professional for their recommendation.

Contact Emergency Master Plumbing & Air and let us help you keep your AC unit working as it should.