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What You Should Know About Air Conditioning

Posted on: June 15, 2016

During the summer months, air conditioning is a necessity for most homes. However, they can be costly to run and poorly maintained air conditioning units can create health risks because of poor air quality. Your air conditioning unit requires annual maintenance to keep working effectively.

To make sure that your air condition unit is working efficiently, it is best to arrange for a professional plumber to thoroughly check the system. He can identify faults and small leaks that could cause problems if left unattended.

What should you know about your air conditioning unit? Here are the top reasons why you should properly maintain the air conditioning system in your home:

Keep Your Air Conditioning Unit Running Efficiently

Every year that you don’t maintain your air conditioning unit it loses about 5% of its efficiency. This means that you can greatly cut your energy bills by having it regularly serviced.

Regular servicing will also keep your unit lasting longer, therefore, save you money on expensive repair bills or having to replace a faulty system. Regular air condition maintenance can make sure that it can keep up to 96% of its original efficiency.

Change Air Conditioning Filters for Good Health

The purpose of filters on air conditioning units is to remove airborne particles before they enter the duct system. Over time filters can become blocked and make the unit work inefficiently. Sometimes, the filters can become so blocked that the units stop working altogether!

Of course, changing the filter regularly will save you money because the unit will work more efficiently.

However, there are health issues associated with blocked filters. Bacteria and fungi can start growing in blocked air filters which will then find their way into the air in your home. This can cause fatigue, itchy eyes, headaches, and breathing problems.

A report into allergy and asthma says that filters can have an impact on general respiratory health and that filters should be kept clean.

You should replace your filters every 3 months.

Clean The Outside Condenser

You should also regularly check that there is nothing blocking the outdoor condenser. During the fall and winter month, debris can gather and clog the fan and motor. So, make sure that nothing is blocking that and it is working properly.

If you notice any leaks or think that your unit is not working effectively, you should call on a professional plumber who can check and repair your air conditioning unit. This is especially true if you notice frost building up on the unit.

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