Air Conditioning Maintenance

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Tips on Air Conditioning Maintenance

l Have a professional check your system periodically.

l Keep an eye on the refrigerant level.

l Oil the blower motor and fan on both the condensing and the evaporation units annually.

l Keep the condensing-unit pan free of bugs, leaves and dirt.

l Check the tension on the condensing and evaporation unit blower fan belts each spring.

l Inspect the blower ducts and joints for leaks and insulation slippage annually.

l Clean or replace air filters in both window (monthly) and central units (quarterly).

l Clean window units completely each year. Oil the blower motor and fan.

l Check the joint between the window frame and the unit to be sure it is properly caulked and weather-stripped annually.

l Keep the blower motor fan blade free of mold and mildew.

l Set your a/c fan speed on high except in when it’s humid.

l Use a whole-house attic fan.

l Don't crank your thermostat as low as it can go when you turn on your air conditioner.

l Set the thermostat high as comfortably possible in summer.

l Don't put electronic equipment near the thermostat. It senses heat, which causes the a/c to run too long.