As we all know, the summers in Kansas City can be brutal. The last thing you want is your air conditioner to break down in the middle of a heatwave. That’s why it’s so important to keep up with regular maintenance on your AC unit.
But what exactly does that entail? We asked our very own AC technicians to give us some tips and tricks on keeping your unit running smoothly all summer long. At Mission Plumbing Heating and Cooling, we’re all about helping our customers keep their homes comfortable, so we’re happy to share this advice with you! Here’s what we recommend:
Change the Air Filter Regularly
First things first: make sure you’re changing your air filter regularly. We recommend doing this every 1-3 months, depending on your filter type. A clogged air filter can cause a whole host of problems for your AC unit, including decreased efficiency and increased wear and tear on the unit.
Not to mention, it can also make your home’s air quality suffer. So, if you want to keep your family breathing easy, be sure to change that filter!
Check the Coils and Fins on the Outdoor Unit
The coils and fins on your outdoor unit can quickly become clogged with dirt, dust, and debris. This reduces the unit’s ability to dissipate heat, leading to a whole host of problems.
So be sure to clean the coils and fins on your outdoor unit at least once a year – more often if you have pets or live in a particularly dusty area. Our technicians recommend using a soft-bristle brush and a garden hose to remove any build-up gently.
Clear the Area Around the Outdoor Unit
It’s essential to ensure nothing is blocking the airflow around your outdoor unit. Things like tall grass, bushes, and even toys can all impede the free flow of air, which can cause your AC unit to work harder than it needs to. So, take a walk around your outdoor unit and clear any potential obstructions.
Invest in Routine Maintenance
One of the best ways to keep your AC unit running smoothly is to invest in routine maintenance. Our technicians recommend having a professional tune-up at least once a year – more often if you have an older unit.
We will clean the unit, check for potential problems, and make necessary repairs during a tune-up. This can help prevent any costly AC breakdowns in the future.
Schedule an AC service with Mission Plumbing Heating and Cooling at least once a year – more often if you have an older unit or live in an area with particularly harsh summers.
And that’s it! By following these simple tips, you will extend your unit’s lifespan and keep it running for years to come. If you have any questions or want to schedule a tune-up, our team of experts at Mission Plumbing Heating and Cooling is always here to help. Just give us a call or visit our website today.
We’re always happy to help!