Even though the weather in the San Diego area is known for being mild and sunny for most of the year, it’s still important to perform annual maintenance work on your air conditioner unit. Here are some tips on how to prepare your air conditioner unit for the fall season:
- Remove portable A/C units from windows. They should be placed into storage away from windows or other sources of moisture.
- Plant material, such as dead leaves or overgrown plants, can prevent outdoor air conditioners from working efficiently. The area around the coil should be checked for accumulated debris and cleaned as necessary.
- After any debris has been removed, the condenser and evaporator coils should be checked. They can gather a heavy coating of dirt while they are being used, reducing airflow and efficiency. The coils should be checked at least once per year, so make sure to include this in your annual maintenance work.
- Look at the condition of the air filters. They may need to be cleaned or changed as frequently as every other month.
Following these suggestions can help you to avoid unnecessary wear and tear on your air conditioner. For more information on how routine autumn maintenance visits can save you money, contact us at Sherlock Heating & Air. We have been keeping residents in the San Diego area cool since 2002 and look forward to helping you!
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Diego and San Marcos, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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