August Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips!
As we get ready to enter the month of August in Maryland, one thing that everyone will have in common is using their home air conditioner. It’s almost impossible to survive during the summer months in Frederick or elsewhere in Maryland without an air conditioner. Here are some air conditioner maintenance tips to help you survive!
Using an air conditioner is a good thing because it helps you to stay cool inside your home without having to deal with the Maryland heat. However, the more that you use the air conditioner, you should pay attention to its performance to make sure that it’s functioning normally.
In this article, we will share with you several tips that you can use to ensure that your air conditioner is working correctly during the summer months.
Maintenance Tip #1 – Don’t Forget to Change the Filter
If it’s been a while since you last changed your air conditioners air filter, you should change the filter as soon as possible. A dirty air filter will affect the performance of your air conditioner and makes it harder to cool your home and filter the air.
Ideally, air filters should be changed every 90 days if you want to have confidence that your unit is functioning at it’s best.
Maintenance Tip #2 – Check Your Floor Vents and Registers
Besides replacing your air conditioner air filter, you should also check your floor vents and registers at least every 30 days to check they are clear from blockage. Blocking them unintentionally is easy to do, especially if you have small children. It’s best to review each vent to make sure that they are obstruction-free.
When checking vents and registers, you should clean them periodically because registers and floor vents can become clogged with hair, dust, or dirt. These irritants can affect your air conditioners ability to distribute cool air where they are located.
Maintenance Tip #3 – Inspect Outdoor Equipment
Over the years, your outdoor equipment can easily become obstructed with vegetation, trash, debris, and even outdoor furniture. Take the time to inspect your outdoor unit often to confirm that nothing is blocking the unit from doing the work that it was designed to do.
Contact Dave’s Cooling & Heating
For more tips that you can use to keep your air conditioner running right, or to schedule an air conditioner “tune-up” appointment, contact us today at (301) 368-8909 or click here to connect with us online.