6 Tips to Help Maintain Your Air Conditioner

6 Tips to Help Maintain Your Air Conditioner

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Air conditioning is a luxury many of us wouldn’t want to live without. Keeping your system in tiptop shape not only ensures comfortable living conditions but also contributes to energy efficiency and ultimately, cost savings. At Indoor Air Quality, Inc., we are fully committed to helping Denver Metro Area homeowners keep their cooling systems operating optimally.

Let’s explore some fundamental tips for air conditioner maintenance.

1. Regularly Change or Clean Your Filters

One of the simplest, yet most essential, maintenance steps is managing your AC filters. A clean filter ensures proper air flow, improves indoor air quality, and enhances your system’s efficiency.

  • Clean or replace filters every 30 to 90 days.
  • Use a filter with the appropriate MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating for your system.

This practice not only maintains your home’s comfort levels but also contributes to extending the life of your air conditioning unit.

2. Keep Your AC Coils Clean

The coils in your AC unit are integral to heat absorption. Over time, dirt can collect on the evaporator and condenser coils, reducing their ability to absorb heat and increasing energy consumption.

  • Have your coils inspected annually, ideally before the cooling season begins.
  • Gently clean around the condenser unit to prevent debris build-up.

Our expert technicians can perform a thorough coil cleaning service, ensuring your system’s efficiency is not compromised.

3. Check the Thermostat

A well-functioning thermostat is key to a comfortable home. If your home feels too warm or too cool, the thermostat could need recalibration or replacement.

  • Upgrade to a programmable thermostat for improved energy savings and comfort.
  • Regularly check the settings to ensure they meet your current needs.

Smart thermostats are also available, offering advanced features and connectivity for modern convenience.

4. Ensure Proper Airflow

Adequate airflow is the lifeblood of your air conditioning performance, and ensuring nothing obstructs it is critical.

  • Keep vents clear of furniture and other blockages.
  • Have your ducts checked for significant blockages or leaks.

We can assist in ductwork inspection and offer solutions for any airflow complications you might encounter.

5. Check the AC Drain Line

The drain line allows condensation to leave the AC unit. If it’s clogged, it can cause water damage and affect indoor humidity levels. Inspect the line for leaks or breaks regularly.

During maintenance visits, our technicians ensure that this often-overlooked component is functioning correctly.

6. Schedule Professional HVAC Maintenance

Lastly, having professional HVAC technicians inspect and maintain your system is pivotal. We take pride in our NATE-certified professionals who bring an unparalleled depth of knowledge to every service call. Aim for at least one professional inspection and maintenance visit annually.

Maintaining your air conditioner not only ensures a comfortable environment but also contributes to the healthy air quality of your Denver Metro area home. Since 2001, Indoor Air Quality, Inc. has served Highlands Ranch and the Denver Metro Area. Check out our customer testimonialscontact us, or use our online contact form to schedule maintenance for your air conditioner today.