2 Simple Ways to Help Maintain Your Air Conditioning System

Your heating and air conditioning systems are integral to your home being comfortable. It can be very hard to live in a home that does not have proper heating and air conditioning. Getting through those hot summer days without air conditioning can be miserable. The problem is that the summer months, when your air conditioning is running, is when most people experience problems with their air conditioning.

The problem is that you may be without air conditioning for a few days. There are a few things that you can do as a homeowner that will significantly reduce the chances of a problem occurring. Here are a few different steps you can take to prevent an air conditioning problem. 

Air Ducts 

Something very simple that you can do to increase the effectiveness of your air conditioning is clean out your air ducts. Not only will you increase the effectiveness of your air conditioning system, but you will put less stress on your system.

Mold and dust are the two most common materials that get stuck in the air ducts. These block the air passage and can put a lot of stress on the air conditioning system. Not to mention that mold and dust are allergens and can cause upper respiratory infections. Vacuum out the air ducts and you will help your air conditioning system a great deal.

Air Compressor

An integral part of your air conditioning system that is often overlooked is the air compressor. Most of the reason that it is overlooked is this unit is outside of the home. The first thing that you want to do is to cut back all the vegetation around the unit. Open the unit up and clean out all the debris that you can. If you notice a few of the fins are bent, bend them back. You want airflow to be unrestricted.

The last thing that you need to check is if the compressor is level. If the compressor is not level then the coolant that travels through the coils will not be able to flow properly, and big problems may occur. Level out the compressor and you can eliminate the is problem. If your compressor is not on a concrete slab, you may want to consider putting it on a concrete slab to keep vegetation from growing into the compressor, but also to keep the compressor from falling out of level. 

Hopefully these tips will help you manage your AC system. If you run into further issues, contact local HVAC services.