How to Keep Your Air Conditioner in Good Condition

July 26, 2013 | By | Comments (5)

Fan with blowing ribbons

As the summer temperatures rise and your air conditioner cranks into overdrive, use these tips by HomeAdvisor, a resource center for all of your home improvement needs, to ensure your cooling system stays clean and efficient.

- Change the filter every 4-6 weeks (a dirty filter can reduce the unit’s efficiency).

- Use a garden hose to clean the outside air compressor with water.

- Keep objects away from the compressor to ensure free air flow.

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  1. Events by L

    I can’t even remember the last time our filter was changed….. slacking!

    July 26, 2013 at 11:54 pm
  2. Brad E Wakeman

    1) I only remember to clean the filter once a year . . . when we install it. lol
    2) Never thought to spray down the outside of it, though. Thanks! :-)
    3) I think keeping “objects away from the compressor” is a given, but at least it’s been said.

    July 27, 2013 at 3:55 pm
  3. Cecilia Salvato

    I always do this at the beginning of summer you would be surprised all the debris you get out from under it Makes it work much better toon

    July 27, 2013 at 4:45 pm
  4. dgbuildersac

    Brad E Wakeman

    I solely keep in mind to wash the filter once a year . . . once we install it. lol
    ne’er thought to spray down the surface of it, though. Thanks! :-)
    i feel keeping “objects aloof from the compressor” may be a given, however a minimum of it’s been same.

    July 29, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Simple yet effective even to basic airconditioners. Thanks!

    September 30, 2013 at 1:30 pm

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