Most homeowners in Dallas, Texas, know how important air conditioner maintenance is to comfort and cost savings. Your central air conditioning system is one of the more expensive investments in your home. If you schedule AC system maintenance each spring, you’ll protect your investment.

Change Your Filter

It’s important to change the air filter to keep your AC system running optimally. The filter stops dust and dirt from entering your home. As a result, it can prevent allergens from circulating through your house and impacting your health. If the filter clogs, it won’t function efficiently and will put a strain on your central air conditioner. You’ll save money by changing your filter every month. It’ll also prolong the life of your air conditioner and provide you with better indoor air quality.

Clean Around the Outdoor Unit

The condenser unit is the outdoor component of your central air conditioning system. Start by clearing any debris around the unit. Make sure to clear away weeds or sticks and keep bushes trimmed away from the unit. Brush the coils to remove any dirt trapped in them, but that do anything inside the system. You should leave that work to a trained HVAC professional.

Check the Condenser and Evaporator Fins

The coil fins on your central air conditioner can easily bend or clog, resulting in blocked airflow. Hardware stores sell a tool called a fin comb. Use this to comb through the coils to remove any dirt and straighten the fins. If you have a problem with your central air conditioner, we have specials and coupons for service calls.

Performing DIY spring AC system maintenance will save you money in the long run. But it’s best to have an HVAC company perform an in-depth inspection at least once per year. Contact Carrollton Air Conditioning, Inc. to schedule maintenance for your AC system this spring.

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