• By Ryan Young
  • Royal Oak, MI
  • Posted Monday, April 1, 2024

Air Conditioning Maintenance

Maintaining your air conditioning unit is important to ensure that it operates efficiently and effectively, and to extend its lifespan. Here are some tips on air conditioning unit maintenance:

  1. Change the air filter regularly: Dirty air filters can restrict airflow and decrease the efficiency of your unit. Check your air filter every month and change it at least once every three months.
  2. Clean the coils: The evaporator and condenser coils can accumulate dirt and debris over time, which can decrease the efficiency of your unit. Clean the coils annually using a soft brush or vacuum cleaner.
  3. Check the drain line: A clogged drain line can cause water to back up into your home, leading to water damage and mold growth. Check the drain line regularly and clear any clogs using a mixture of bleach and water.
  4. Check the refrigerant levels: Low refrigerant levels can cause your unit to work harder and less efficiently. Have a professional check your refrigerant levels and add more if necessary.
  5. Clean the fins: The fins on the outside of your unit can become bent or blocked by debris, which can reduce airflow. Use a soft brush to gently clean the fins and straighten any bent ones.
  6. Schedule annual maintenance: Regular maintenance by a professional can help ensure that your unit is operating at peak efficiency and can catch any potential problems before they become major issues.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your air conditioning unit runs smoothly and efficiently, keeping your home cool and comfortable during the hot summer months. 

Ryan Young, Licensed Residential Builder & Home Inspector

I am a licensed residential builder in the State of Michigan (ID #2102211191). I have been licensed as a builder since 2012. This sets me apart as the State of Michigan does not license home inspectors. I have worked in the building and inspection industry since 2012. I inspected hundreds of bank owned homes during the foreclosure crisis.

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