With the temperatures quickly escalating this summer; your AC unit is the greatest asset to you in your home and to your health. Did you know that your AC unit provides health benefits such as increasing physical intellectual activity, reducing dehydration, and improving air quality? Your AC takes care of you, take care of it with these annual maintenance tips to keep it running effectively and efficiently.

The most important maintenance task you can perform on your AC unit that will ensure its efficiency is to routinely replace or clean its filters. Dirt and other particles found on a filters block normal airflow and will reduce the efficiency of your air conditioning unit by carrying dirt directly into the evaporator coil and impair the coil’s ability to absorb heat. When you replace your unit’s filters it can significantly reduce your energy consumption by 5% to 15%. Along with your filter, you should also clean and maintain the coils in your AC unit, the dirt that can be collected by the coils can inhibit its ability to properly function reducing the air flow of your unit. Outside maintenance is easy, inspect the coils and if they exhibit any dirt take the hose from your garden angling the water down the coil to clean all of the dirt off.

By properly maintaining your air conditioning unit it reduces the amount of energy consumed by your unit, reducing your carbon footprint. Give us a call today if you would like us to come perform a 21 point tune-up on your air conditioner or get a FREE in home estimate.