Maintain the Central Air Conditioner’s Filters
When you clean or replace the filter, you enhance the air conditioner’s efficiency by 5 to 15 percent. To increase A/C unit efficiency, filters should be cleaned or replaced regularly, per the manufacturer’s instructions. This will ensure its efficiency and increase its lifespan. When dirt and debris clog a filter, air doesn’t flow through it as easily, which makes the unit work harder. Furthermore, when air flows through a dirty air filter it may carry debris with it, which could hinder the evaporator coil’s ability to absorb heat.
Keep the Area around the Unit Clear
To help maximize your air conditioner’s efficiency, keep the area around the unit free of objects and foliage to increase airflow and keep its components clean. When you place a large item behind a box fan, it can’t intake air as efficiently. The same concept is applicable to air conditioners. If you do have plants and shrubs around the unit, cut them back so they are at least 2 feet away.
Clean the Air Conditioner
When dirt and debris build-up on the outer walls of a central air conditioner the airflow is reduced. Follow these simple tips to clean your air conditioner:
- Turn off the unit’s power.
- Remove any leaves, branches and debris in the unit’s condenser fins, the thin metal mesh on the outside of the A/C.
- Vacuum the fins using a soft-bristled brush attachment, taking care not to bend them.
- Remove the grill from the top of the A/C and vacuum around the motor.
- Wipe down the fan blades with a damp cloth.
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