Apr 13 2016

With the spring and summer months coming up, it’s important that your air conditioner is in working condition. While hiring a company for an inspection is a great precautionary measure to take, you can still do a few things to improve your air conditioner’s performance, while also improving its lifespan and efficiency. Before the heat hits, use these simple tips to clean the air conditioner of your Bath, Pennsylvania, home properly.

Replace the Filter

One of the easiest ways to purify the air in your home and keep your air conditioner running efficiently is to replace the filter regularly, which is typically about once a month. Over time, dirt and other contaminants build up on the filter, causing a lack of airflow that makes the entire unit work harder than it should. The best part about this do-it-yourself maintenance is that it’s cheap and only takes a few minutes of your time.

Clean the Outside Condenser

You’ve certainly noticed the air conditioning condenser that sits outside the home. During the winter, when your air conditioner isn’t used, this component may accumulate debris. However, removal of this is simple. Before you start to clean it, just make sure to shut the power off. If you don’t know how to do that, call a professional, although even the most novice handy worker can usually figure it out. From there, use a vacuum to remove all the debris off the unit, and then gently hose it down to remove the rest of the dirt and obstructions.

Check for Faulty Connectors

On the outside unit, there’s also quite a bit of wiring, and only an expert technician knows exactly what to do if these connectors aren’t working. Nevertheless, when you’re cleaning the condenser, make a visual inspection of the wiring. This enables you to show the technician when he or she arrives, especially if your air conditioner isn’t working at its finest.

Basic air conditioner cleaning is a great way to save yourself some time and money, as long as you feel comfortable doing it. For more extensive work, a thorough cleaning, or any other concerns, call the technicians of Sullivan Oil and Propane at 610-813-6555 today.

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