You wouldn’t let your car go multiple years without an oil change, right? So why would you let your home’s cooling system go years without maintenance? After all, proper maintenance is essential for efficient operation and a longer lifespan so here’s what you need to do now that warmer weather is making its way into town.
Step 1: Turn off the main power source to your cooling system. There should be an exterior shutoff box near the condenser unit outside and you can turn the power off at the breaker inside.
Step 2: Remove the fan cage and get rid of any debris that may have fallen into the system. We recommend using a garden hose to clean off the fan blades and to get rid of dust and dirt that has collected.
Step 3: Make sure the area around the exterior unit is clean (you’ll want to make sure there is at least 3 feet of open space). Then make sure the unit is level.
Step 4: Head inside and clean or replace the air filter. Keep in mind that most of the air you’ll be breathing in passes through this filter so the cleaner, the better.
For the remainder of the maintenance that needs to be performed on the interior parts of your air conditioning system, it’s best to call in a professional. That’s where we come in!
For the best in service, advice and expert installations for your air conditioning system in the Twin Cities - St. Paul area, call and speak with the air conditioning professionals at Uptown Air Conditioning today.