Keep the AC clean

However, that is just algae that clogs up the drain and allows water to spill over

A lot of things can go wrong with the air conditioner. One thing is that dust can be a killer. A dusty air filter is no good. That means debris and dirt will get sucked up into your air conditioner since its line of defense is worthless. You then will have polluted indoor air conditions and reduced comfort. An air conditioner can’t run very well when it is dirty. Moving parts struggle and things tend to overheat and break. Mold also is very attracted to a cooling system. Think about it. It is a wet and dark place, the perfect breeding ground for mold. Check the cooling coil once a month. That is a favorite place that mold likes to form. The wetness also means rust too. Moving parts or even parts that hold your air conditioner together can rust and break. That means a major AC repair is coming. You want to be on it with regular cooling maintenance to ensure a small repair doesn’t turn into a large problem. Finally, have you noticed water around your AC? Does the cooling system leak water down the sides or spit it out? This is due to the condensate drain not working. Most people assume that means a major issue. However, that is just algae that clogs up the drain and allows water to spill over. A homeowner can muck out the drain with their hand in under five minutes. It is really easy to keep the AC system clean and running happily. Just make sure to check it out regularly.

 

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