Spring and summer are the times of the year when you’re going to need your air conditioning unit the most. There are times when you need to turn on the AC more regularly – so you need to ensure that it remains in proper condition. Here, we’re going to show you some of the things you should and shouldn’t do as it relates to its maintenance.

  • DO make sure to keep your air conditioning unit clean, so that it would work efficiently. If you allow dirt to accumulate, your system will have to work much harder to effectively cool the area. Make sure to wipe the coils and drains of dirt and debris.
  • DON’T use an extension cord to power your air conditioning unit. It makes your systems have to work much harder to cool your home, since the use of a longer cord drops the voltage.
  • DO replace your air conditioning unit’s filters at least every 3 months to get the best performance from it.
  • DON’T let anything overcrowd the vents in your air conditioning unit. Make sure to keep things like electronics, plants, books, furniture and any other object away from its air vents.
  • DO make sure that your air conditioning unit system gets tuned up from a professional. You need to have that done at least 2 times a year.
  • DON’T put units on top of wood or bricks. Instead, make sure you invest in a sturdy mounting system for the unit.

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