Keeping Your AC System Cleaner

Prevent Major Air Conditioning Problems

by Yolanda White

If your air conditioner goes down during the summer months, you are going to be in a lot of trouble. The problem is that many people do not think about their air conditioner until it is too late and it has broken down on them. It is much better to try to perform some preventative maintenance on your air conditioning system. There are a few different things that you are going to want to do as a homeowner that will help you keep your system up and running at peak performance. 

Air Conditioning Compressor 

You most likely will have an air conditioning compressor on the outside of your home, usually in your back yard. It is very important that you take very good care of this unit. You want to make sure that you cut back any grass or shrubs that make contact with the unit. You will want to inspect this unit a few times a year, and you should remove any debris inside the unit. Get as much as you can with your hands, and then try to vacuum the rest of the debris out of the unit. You will also want to make sure that all of the fins are straight to allow the most airflow. You may find that the unit isn't completely level. You want to make sure that the unit is level to allow the fluids inside to move freely.

Air Ducts

A major problem that many houses have is that the air ducts are extremely dirty. If there is an excess of debris in the ducts, then it can cause a lot of problems. First, it causes your unit to have to work much harder than it has to. When your system works harder, it uses more energy and hikes up your energy bills. The second thing that dirty air ducts can do is cause a lot of upper respiratory problems. You want to get the air ducts cleaned to improve your energy bill, to not work your unit to hard, and to protect your health.


Rather than having a technician come to your home when the unit has completely broken, it is wise to have them perform preventative maintenance on your unit once a year. They will be able to come into your home and look at the entire air conditioning system and fix the small things before they turn into bigger problems. Contact a company like A-1 Heating, Air Conditioning, & Electrical LLC AC repair services to learn more.