Ideally, you will enjoy the maximum life from your home's A/C unit and will have minimum repair issues throughout the year. In order to enjoy the best results from your A/C unit, you will need to properly maintain it all year long. There are a few steps you can take to ensure that your A/C unit is well-maintained and can operate with peak efficiency.
Before you turn on your air conditioning unit for the first time each year, there are a few things you should do to check the condition of your system and to improve its condition when necessary. For example, the outdoor condenser coils and indoor evaporator coils can easily become dirty. The system will not work as efficiently when the coils are dirty, so cleaning them is important. Likewise, the refrigerant level should be checked, and you can add more refrigerant to the system if necessary.
Other Steps to Take
There are other steps to take to maintain your system. For example, you should inspect the drain pan to ensure that it is clean and relatively dry. The fan motor, blades and indoor blower should also be inspected. In addition to these steps, you can replace air filters regularly. When air filters are dirty, the system will have to work harder to force air throughout the rooms of the home, and this can detract from the system's life span and increase energy expenses.
Some of these steps require considerable skill to complete, and you may consider reaching out to a trained heating and cooling system technician for assistance. The technician can complete a thorough review and maintenance check of the system so it continues to operate well and you enjoy maximum longevity from the system.