Maintaining your heating and cooling unit gives you comfort and is good for your health as well. Regular maintenance also helps prolong the useful life of your AC unit. Here are the ways to maintain your AC unit to increase its performance.
1. Change the air filters
The heating and cooling system comes with air filters that trap dust and other contaminants. The filter’s work is to prevent contaminants from affecting the system operation. With time, the filters get dirty. It is recommended to change your filters once a month.
2. Clear the area around the AC unit
If there is build-up of overgrown vegetation around your unit, you can trim them. Trimming the vegetation will ensure they don’t interfere with airflow. Ensure there are no trees that give pollen which can clog the unit. Keep the nearby plants at two feet from all sides to ensure proper airflow.
3. Check the drain pipe
The air conditioning unit uses the drainpipe to drain excess moisture. However, due to algae growth, the drain pipe can get clogged. Flush the drain pipe from time to time with bleach. All you need is one cup of bleach. You can also use a vacuum cleaner to suck mold that plugs the pipe.
4. Schedule professional maintenance
Many things can go wrong in your heating and cooling unit. You can have a technician look at your unit once or twice a year. A professional technician will check the following:
- Mechanical components
- Electrical components
- Duct integrity
- Coolant levels
Heating and cooling maintenance improve the unit’s performance. A well-maintained unit will have proper airflow and run efficiently. Getting professional maintenance ensures that your AC’s mechanical components will function properly. If you need help with installation, maintenance, and repair of your AC unit, Texas Air Tech as got you covered. Contact us today.