Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget Your Air Conditioner

Spring is here! Which means it’s time to cross off your spring cleaning to-dos.  But while lots of homeowners use this time to get their humble abodes spic and span, many forget one of the most important parts: their home’s air conditioning system. The air conditioner and the furnace should be cleaned at least once a year. This article will explain how and where you can clean your homes HVAC devices before you call Engineered Air.

Your air conditioning system needs some love here and there in order to function as efficiently as possible. And with hot temperatures on the way, spring is the best time to prep your AC. Not sure where to start? Read on to learn our top tips.

Clean the Condenser Unit

The condenser unit is the outside component of your air conditioning system that works to condense refrigerant to its liquid state by cooling it. The heat in the refrigerant is transferred to the condenser coolant where the evaporated liquid drips out of a drainage hole on the base of the cabinet under the evaporator fins. Over time, this hole can accumulate buildup, so it’s important to make sure it’s clean and clear of debris every now and then.

It’s also important to make sure the area is clear of debris like branches, overgrown grass, twigs and leaves because these can impede your air conditioner’s function.

For more information on condenser units, check out these great resources:

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Change Your Air Filter

The air filter within your air conditioner might be the most underrated component of the entire system. But without, there would be nothing to catch debris (like dander, dirt and dust) from being dispersed throughout the rooms of your home. Ove time however, the air filter will collect dust and need to be replaced in order to function as efficiently as possible. To keep dust from getting into your home’s air supply, change the air filter once a month, especially if you run your system a lot, have pets, or live with someone who has allergies. Most homeowners can easily access the air handler to change it, but on occasion, the air handler can’t easily be accessed. This is sometimes the case with apartments. In this case, the landlord or a professional HVAC technician must change the filter for you.

If the filters are not changed regularly, dust can collect on the filter and make the furnace or air conditioner run harder than it should which leads to higher energy costs. Excess dust can also make the blower motor run harder and can potentially burn it out, which could lead to costly repairs. Do you and your home’s air quality a favor and replace the filter this spring and every month!

Schedule Professional Maintenance for Your Air Conditioning System

One of easiest ways to ensure your air conditioning system is ready for spring is to schedule a professional maintenance appointment with an Engineered Air technician. During your maintenance appointment, one of our experienced team members will:

  • Replace air filters
  • Perform a comprehensive inspection of your system
  • Lubricate the unit’s motor
  • Check refrigerant levels
  • And much more

Better yet, our maintenance services provide numerous benefits such as energy savings, improved indoor air quality and less repairs.

Schedule Your Home AC Maintenance Schedule Now

Engineered Air Can Help With Your South Florida AC Spring Cleaning

These are just a few things you can do during your spring cleaning chore list to keep their HVAC system in good shape. But if you need help with your HVAC system, contact Engineered Air as soon as possible. We’re here to provide quality air conditioning and heating services for your Florida home.