It’s hot outside and you’re turning up the AC, but did you happen to clean your AC unit before the start of summer? Probably not. Have you took a moment to consider that you could be losing up to 15-30% of your efficiency from your AC unit? What exactly does a loss in efficiency mean?
It refers to you losing money and even cold air for your home. Resulting in higher bills, less air and more work on the AC unit which could lead to breakage. To make sure that doesn’t happen to you, here is the one-stop, everything encompassing guide to AC maintenance. Get out there, spruce up your AC and start you’ll be living in the life of efficient AC luxury for the long-term.
Here’s how to maintain your AC.
How does the AC unit work?
Before telling you what to do in terms of how to maintain your AC, I think it’s important that you first understand how the AC unit works. The more you know, the better you can attend to your AC unit. To not bore you to death, here’s a really simple video which shows you exactly how an AC unit works.
What should AC maintenance entail?
You probably already know that every month you need to change your air filter for central air and clean the filter for AC units. That’s not all. What often gets skipped is the most important part, which is cleaning the AC unit. This is easy enough for you to do, but also a job for a professional if you prefer not to get your hands too dirty. Here’s another informational video which will show you exactly how to check and clean-up your central ac unit.
- If you want the clean your own AC units, you’re going to need the following items:
- + Screw driver
- + Hose
- + Mixture of soapy water in a spray bottle
- + Bristle Brush
- + Wiping rag
- Have everything you need to start cleaning? Here’s an easy to follow video from
- on how to clean your AC unit
Yearly Visits from an HVAC Professional
Most likely if you’re here, you’re not going to clean your AC unit yourself, but I wanted to show you how easy it was anyways. The easiest way to upkeep your AC HVAC system is with a yearly visit from a HVAC professional. Sometimes you can even find deals on Angie’s List or Groupon that can make the process even better. That way you know your AC unit is not only clean, but also checked to make sure that it’s running properly.
You don’t want to be one of those families that AC unit breaks during the summer. It’s high season, so not only would be it more expensive, but also leave you very hot for the next week or so. I hope this inspires you to keep your AC in tip top shape….at least for this summer!
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