Window air conditioners are very popular in the north during the summer season, or for older homes down in the Tampa Bay Area. They are perfect for cooling one room in your home that does not get enough airflow or stay very cool during the warmer months. If you are to properly maintain your AC unit, it should be able to last you ten years or more without the need for calling an air conditioning service. Spring Hill residents can increase the efficiency and longevity of their system by following a few different maintenance tips to be performed regularly.
Consider Cleaning Condenser Coils Once a Season
At the beginning of each season, clean your AC unit’s condenser coils. As time progresses dust and dirt will be building upon the coils, which in return requires your AC unit to work harder to remove heat. This not only reduces the airflow in your room but it may also increase your monthly energy bill from increased energy consumption. It is also important to remove dirt or lint at the bottom of the air conditioners to avoid having it sucked up and back into your room. This is one of the first bits of maintenance that a technician would do on your system if you called an air conditioning service. Spring Hill residents should also clean out the bottom of their machine’s water pan to avoid the buildup and exposure to mold.
Maintaining Your Air Filter May go a Long Way
Most window model air conditioners come equipped with an easy to access air filter that is recommended to be cleaned every month. You do not have to replace your filter every month, but if it is holes or tears, it should be changed. If you stay on top of your maintaining your system, you will not need for a long time the assistance of an air conditioning service. Spring Hill residents who do not have the time or energy to maintain their systems themselves, may potentially pick up a regular maintenance package from your local HVAC company as many offer a service like this.
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