There are many things that you can do yourself to help your air conditioner run at its best. Maintaining your air conditioning system can help you prevent breakdowns, save energy and cool your home more efficiently.

  • If your condenser is located on the ground, clear out any plants or debris that may obstruct airflow. You can do this with a water hose.
  • Change your air filter at least once a month when you are using your air conditioner.
  • In humid climates, double check the system’s drain to make sure that it is draining properly.
  • Don’t forget to schedule your annual maintenance, especially before the season starts. Scheduled maintenance can help make sure that everything is running properly and at maximum efficiency. This can help save you energy, which will lower your bills and prevent any disrupting breakdowns.

11 thoughts on “Air Conditioning Maintenance

  1. My dad wants to make sure that our AC is in good health because it’s already summer. It was explained here that the filter should be changed at least once a year. Moreover, it’s recommended to hire professionals for quality air conditioning services.

  2. I wanted tot hank you for this advice for maintaining an air conditioner. It’s good to know that you should double check the system’s drain if you are in a humid climate. I’m interested to learn if you should try to check once a week or even test the drain to make sure it’s working properly.

  3. I liked that you pointed out that it might be smart to find a good humid climate control system on your HVAC system. I didn’t realize that you need to check if the humidity system is draining properly. As well. It might be best to get a professional to check that it is working properly.

  4. Thanks for the suggestion to replace air filters at least once a month when using the air conditioner! My husband and I are thinking of having a new air conditioner in our home since we’ve had the current one for almost two decades. Hopefully we can find a great service in our area who can help install a new unit and teach us how to replace the filters!

  5. My sister wants to make sure that the HVAC in her apartment is always in good condition because she wants to be comfortable. It was mentioned here that the air filter should be replaced at least once a month. Furthermore, it’s recommended to hire professionals for quality air conditioning repair services.

  6. Thanks for the suggestion to schedule annual maintenance to ensure the unit is working efficiently. My husband and I are wanting to have an HVAC unit installed soon. We recently moved into an older home that doesn’t have any central air or heating, so we’ve had some difficulty keeping cool. We’ll have to look for a great local company who can both install our unit and conduct the annual maintenance inspection.

  7. It is good to know that if there are any plants near your AC’s condenser you should clear it away. I never thought about checking if my AC has any plants getting it the way of it doing a good job. That might be something I should get an expert to help me check.

  8. Thank you for your tip to change the air filter at least once a month. The air conditioning unit at my house has gotten louder and I’m not sure why. I changed the air filter but that didn’t change anything. I think I need a professional to come out and take a look.

  9. Thank you for your tip to make sure that the system’s drain is draining properly. I would hate to find out that it was blocked. The air conditioner in my house is only blowing out warm air even though we set it to 68 degrees. Maybe it’s because the drain is blocked. I’m sure a repairman will be able to figure it out.

  10. My aunt says her AC isn’t cooling correctly. I like how you mention replacing or cleaning your air conditioner air filter should be done every month. Thank you for the information. I’ll recommend my aunt to do try cleaning the filter and if it doesn’t work to contact an HVAC contractor to do the hard work.

  11. I liked that you mentioned you need to change your air filter at least once a month when you are using your air conditioner. My husband and I are thinking about when should be the best time to give maintenance to my mother’s A/C units. I will let him know about the benefits of replacing her unit’s air filters regularly to ensure proper working.

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