Air Conditioning Maintenance

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Seasonal Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips To Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

1) Have a professional check your system periodically.

2) Keep an eye on the refrigerant level.

3) Have the oil the blower motor and fan on both the condensing and the evaporation units annually.

4) Keep the condensing-unit pan free of bugs, leaves and dirt.

5) Check the tension on the condensing and evaporation unit blower fan belts each spring.

6) Inspect the blower ducts and joints for leaks and insulation slippage annually.

7) Clean or replace air filters in both window (monthly) and central units (quarterly).

8) Clean window units completely each year. Oil the blower motor and fan.

9) Check the joint between the window frame and the unit to be sure it is properly caulked and weather-stripped annually.

10) Keep the blower motor fan blade free of mold and mildew.

11) Set your a/c fan speed on high except in when it’s humid.

12) Use a whole-house attic fan.

13) Don't crank your thermostat as low as it can go when you turn on your air conditioner.

 14) Set the thermostat high as comfortably possible in summer.

15) Don't put electronic equipment near the thermostat. It senses heat, which causes the a/c to run too long.

Getting a spring a/c tune up can insure that your equipment is prepared to work for you this summer.