Annual maintenance check of air conditioner

Air Conditioning Maintenance Can Extend the Life of Your Unit

An air conditioner’s filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for the equipment to operate effectively and efficiently throughout its years of service. Neglecting regular maintenance will directly affect its lifespan, energy efficiency, and noise levels.

Replace Your Air Filters Regularly for Improved Comfort and Efficiency

The most important maintenance task is to routinely replace or clean filters. Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and significantly reduce a system’s efficiency. Replacing a dirty filter with a clean one can lower your energy consumption by five to 15 percent.

Some types of filters are reusable; others must be replaced. They are available in a variety of types and efficiencies. Ask a Sabre comfort specialist which type of filter works for your central air unit. Filters may need more frequent attention if the unit is in constant use, is subjected to dusty conditions, or you have fur-bearing pets in your home.

Air Conditioner Coils

The A/C evaporator coil and condenser coil collect dirt over their months and years of service. A clean filter prevents the coil from soiling quickly. In time, however, the evaporator coil will still collect dirt, reducing airflow and its ability to absorb heat. To avoid this problem, check your evaporator coil every year and clean it as necessary.

Outdoor condenser coils can become very dirty if the outdoor environment is dusty or if there is foliage nearby. Your dryer vents, falling leaves, and lawnmower can be sources of dirt and debris. Cleaning around the coil, removing debris, and trimming foliage back at least two feet allow for adequate airflow around the condenser.

Hire the Professionals at Sabre

Let our Sabre team keep your air conditioner in top running condition. Schedule a Clean & Tune by calling 763-473-2267 or make an appointment online.

Our Team Shares More on Air Conditioning in Our Sabre Sinks In Blog