Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips

Air conditioners provide us with cooling comfort and climate control to protect us from harsh outdoor conditions. These machines, when well maintained, have the ability to last for several years. Unfortunately, when you neglect your air conditioner and fall behind on regular upkeep, ac unit efficiency is reduced and your chances of experiencing a serious breakdown increases dramatically.

Staying on top of your AC maintenance is the best way to keep your system running efficiently and for a long time. It is recommended that you have your air conditioning system serviced on an annual basis. If your air conditioning unit is over 6 years old, you may want to consider having it tuned-up biannually. This will allow HVAC technicians the opportunity to catch the earliest warning signs of a problem with your unit.

Listed below are some air conditioning maintenance tips from Lennox to keep your unit in good condition:

Change or clean the air filters

The most important maintenance task that will improve the efficiency of your air conditioner is to routinely replace or clean the air filters. Replace one-inch pleated filters once a month. If you’re unsure of the type of filter to use, your Lennox Dealer can recommend one based on your specific system. For all other filter sizes, your Lennox Dealer will check, clean, or replace them at your annual maintenance visit. Remember, filters may need more frequent attention if your air conditioner is in constant use, is subject to dusty conditions, or you have pets in the house. Contact your Lennox Dealer to find out what frequency of filter change is right for your system.

Clean the air conditioner’s coils

The air conditioner’s evaporator and condenser coils collect dirt over time. This dirt reduces airflow and insulates the coil, reducing its ability to absorb heat. Outdoor condenser coils can also become very dirty if the outdoor environment is dusty or if there is foliage nearby. To avoid these problems, your Lennox Dealer will check and clean your air conditioner’s coils, if necessary, at your annual maintenance visit.

Remove debris from the unit

Over time, things like leaves, dirt and grass clippings will build up on the outside of your air conditioner, decreasing system capacity and reducing airflow. You should trim any shrubs or other plants back from around the air conditioner to keep from impeding airflow to and from the unit.

Straighten coil fins

The aluminum fins on evaporator and condenser coils are easily bent and can block airflow through the coil. Your Lennox Dealer will check these pieces at your annual maintenance visit and straighten them, if necessary.


HVAC Repair Services in Houston

If your unit is in need of more attention that a tune-up, we can help you. We will inspect your entire unit including but not limited to the drain line, evaporator coil, the air ducts, your outdoor unit, and more. In order to get the best performance from your AC all parts must be working together efficiently. If even one part of your AC is malfunctioning, it will affect your AC’s performance.

The HVAC technicians at Autumn Mechanical deliver quality air conditioning services without compromise. Home and business owners can count on us to bring them the ultimate climate control without breaking their budgets with additional costs.

Each of the repair technicians working on our staff has been trained, certified, and background checked before they ever step foot into your home or business, to ensure you are always safe and getting the best value for your time and money. At Autumn Mechanical in Houston, TX we care! Schedule your HVAC maintenance with us today and don’t forget to ask us about our financing options for new units.


Affordable AC Replacement in Houston, TX

With over 30 years of experience in the air conditioning and heating business, the team at Autumn Mechanical has built a trusted reputation throughout the communities of Houston. Our air conditioning services include, but are not limited to, residential/commercial AC and heating, repair, service, installation, maintenance, and heat pump equipment repair. Whenever you are looking for high-quality air conditioning and heating services at a day affordable price, we can help!

We service and replace both commercial and residential HVAC systems in order to bring you the ultimate climate control. Autumn Mechanical proudly serves the Greater Houston area, including Briarpark, Midtown, Sugar Land, Cypress, Pearland, The West University Place, The Heights, Spring, Willowbrook, Houston, Spring Branch, and The Woodlands. Don’t hesitate, give us a call today to find out what we can do for your home or business.


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