The air conditioning unit in your Adairsville, Georgia, home requires regular maintenance to ensure smooth operation and prevent emergency breakdowns. Regular maintenance tasks like changing air filter, cleaning condenser and evaporator coils, and examining the thermostat improves efficiency and the overall lifespan of the system and helps you save money in the long run.
Change Your Air Conditioner Filter Regularly
A clogged air filter allows the air to carry dust particles to the evaporator coil and impacts its heat absorbing capacity. Your air conditioner also needs to work harder to force the air through the filter. Replacing the filter saves you in energy bills and prolongs the life of your equipment. If you have a reusable filter, make sure you clean it regularly. Depending upon the type of air conditioner, filter can be located in the wall, ceiling, or inside the indoor unit.
Clean the Evaporator and Condenser Coils
Though air filter blocks the dust from getting into the evaporator coil, it still collects some dirt over a period of time. The dirt insulates the coil and it requires more time to cool the air. In order to keep your AC running at optimum efficiency, you should clean the evaporator coil at least once a year.
The condenser coil is located in the outdoor unit and gets dirty due to the presence of dust and foliage in the outdoor environment. A dirty condenser affects the heat transfer capacity of the system. Check the condenser fins and clean them if you notice any dirt.
Check Thermostat and Wiring
A faulty thermostat makes your AC run longer and results in inadequate cooling, shooting up your energy cost. Examine your thermostat periodically to ensure its functioning properly. Upgrading an old, mechanical thermostat to a programmable model also brings down energy consumption considerably.
Check the electrical wiring routinely to rule out any signs of loose connection, melted insulation, blackened wire, and any other wear and tear.
Be sure to take safety precautions and never hesitate to call in a professional. We at Pendley Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., have been helping homeowners with regular preventive maintenance for over half a century. Call (770) 343-4956 to schedule a free consultation.
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