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How Often Should I Clean My Air Conditioner?

Learn the benefits a maintenance agreement provides for your air conditioner.

Dirty Air Conditioner Unit Outside of Home

Taking advantage of the right maintenance agreement will ensure your air conditioner gets the regular maintenance needed in order to function at peak efficiency. With a maintenance agreement, your air conditioner's air filters, coils, and fins will be cleaned regularly. Failure to do this can shorten the life of your AC unit and also lead to costly repair calls.

When you neglect your AC unit, its performance will decline while using more energy, causing your utility bills to skyrocket. You will often pay much more in wasted power and repairs than you would if you had invested in a solid maintenance agreement.

What You Need to Know about Cleaning Your AC

If you don’t currently have a maintenance agreement handling the care and protection of your air conditioning, you may be wondering how often you should clean it. The truth is that it’s hard to provide definitive instructions on cleaning your AC because the need and method for cleaning varies from model to model.

Your air filters, for example, should be cleaned or replaced every month or two during peak operating seasons. If you have furry pets, live in a dusty area, or if your AC is running constantly, you may need to replace your filters more often.

Simply replacing a dirty air filter can lower energy consumption by as much as 15%. Replacing or cleaning your air filters is actually one of the most important maintenance tasks for your AC unit. When your air filters become dirty or clogged, the air cannot flow properly through your home. A dirty air filter can also cause your evaporator coils to freeze over, causing ice to build up inside of your AC unit, further hindering its performance.

Regularly replacing your air filter and scheduling regular tune-ups is the best way to ensure your air conditioner runs efficiently. If you are ready to give your air conditioning the attention and care it needs through a maintenance agreement, contact our team at Morelli Heating and Air today.

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