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What AC Maintenance Can I Handle On My Own?

Hopefully you already understand just how important routine, professional air conditioning maintenance in Tampa, FL truly is. We run our air conditioners a lot throughout the summer season, which makes up a lot of the year. You really need to know that your AC will be there for you when you need it the most. That being said, we know that a lot of homeowners are looking for ways in which to maintain their ACs on their own, as well. While the lion’s share of maintenance service requires the skill and expertise that only professional technicians can offer, there are a few ways in which you can look after your AC on your own. Follow these simple tips from the pros here at IERNA’s Heating & Cooling.

Keep Your Air Filter Clean

It is vitally important that your air filter is changed regularly, according to manufacturer’s recommendations and/or case-by-case needs.  If your air  filter is clogged and very dirty, it is going to be harder for your AC to force conditioned air through it. This can lead to a drop in air conditioning efficiency. If it is so clogged that air is having a really hard time getting through, the air may be forced to circumvent the filter; this can lead to the distribution of pollutants throughout the house.

Clear Debris

If there are  trees and bushes around your outdoor condenser/compressor unit,  you  should give  the unit a quick visual inspection from time to time. Remove any branches or other refuse that may fall on top of/into the unit, and clear the ground around it. You need to know that the fan is able to function properly, and that airflow is not impeded.

Clean the Fins

During professional air conditioning maintenance, your AC technician will thoroughly clean the entire unit. It may be beneficial to clean the fins on the outdoor unit on your own from time to time, though. Spraying them down with a strong stream from your garden hose should do just fine. Give us a call today to schedule maintenance with a professional that you can trust.

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