Air Conditioner Maintenance and Cleaning

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Maintain the AC every spring to reduce energy costs and prolong the life of the unit.Caring for the Air Conditioner

For a home’s heating system the furnace is the heart. For a cooling system it isn’t that simple. The air conditioner does all the work, but it is split into two major components: the condenser and the evaporator. The part of the air conditioning system on the outside of the house is the condenser. On the inside, usually integrated with the furnace and blower, is the evaporator. Connecting these two components are refrigerant lines that transfer heat (energy) outside.

Maintenance, Cleaning, and Inspection

Professional Inspection

While there are a few tasks you can complete as a DIY homeowner, it is best to get a professional to service the air conditioner once a year. They have special equipment to test the refrigerant line pressures. This reading allows them to detect a leak much earlier than a homeowner, who probably won’t notice the problem until the system has a hard time cooling.

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Tyler Golberg

Tyler is the founder of Home Maintenance Tracker and a writer for HomeSpot HQ, an easy to use tool for managing maintence and projects for every house.