You should have your air conditioner checked by a professional technician in spring before it gets too hot in Mobile, Alabama. Regular maintenance extends the life of your system, increases its efficiency, and helps you avoid inconvenient breakdowns. There are HVAC maintenance tasks that only your HVAC technician should do, but there are others you can tackle regularly to keep your system in good condition.

Clean Your Vents

Dust builds up on your air vents over time, lowers your indoor air quality, and even affects the performance of your cooling system. Before you have your system inspected, clean your vents with a damp cloth. Remove any furniture, drapery, rugs, or other items that may be blocking them.

Dust, dirt, mold, pest droppings, and other contaminants can build up inside your ductwork over time. To see if your ductwork needs to be cleaned, remove the register on one of your vents and touch the side of the duct with a clean cloth or your finger. If you wipe away lots of dust or dirt, then you should have your ductwork cleaned to increase your HVAC system’s efficiency.

Replace Air Filters Regularly

You should check your air filter as required and replace or clean it when it gets dirty. A dirty air filter will contaminate all the air in your home and aggravate allergies and asthma. It also puts unnecessary strain on your air conditioner.

Don’t Forget the Outdoor Unit

To clean your outdoor unit, turn off the power to avoid damage and then remove any dirt, dust, grass clippings, or leaves that could lower efficiency. Use a hose for the best results — just be careful not to use too much pressure. You should also trim the plants around the outdoor unit. Your technician needs at least two feet of space on all sides of your air conditioner for easy access.

Air Specialty has over 20 years of experience providing HVAC services and we can take care of all your HVAC needs. From maintenance to repairs to installation you can trust us with your air conditioning needs. Call us anytime at (251) 415-4559 for excellent HVAC service.

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