Air Conditioning Maintenance

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Air Conditioning Maintenance

  • l Have a professional check your system periodically.
  • l Keep an eye on the refrigerant level.
  • l Oil the blower motor and fan on both the condensing and the evaporation units annually.
  • l Keep the condensing-unit pan free of bugs, leaves and dirt.
  • l Check the tension on the condensing and evaporation unit blower fan belts each spring.
  • l Inspect the blower ducts and joints for leaks and insulation slippage annually.
  • l Clean or replace air filters in both window (monthly) and central units (quarterly).
  • l Clean window units completely each year. Oil the blower motor and fan.
  • l Check the joint between the window frame and the unit to be sure it is properly caulked and weather-stripped annually.
  • l Keep the blower motor fan blade free of mold and mildew.
  • l Set your a/c fan speed on high except in when it’s humid.
  • l Use a whole-house attic fan.
  • l Don't crank your thermostat as low as it can go when you turn on your air conditioner.
  • l Set the thermostat high as comfortably possible in summer.
  • l Don't put electronic equipment near the thermostat. It senses heat, which causes the a/c to run too long.