When the seasons change, you may be tempted to just turn off the air conditioner without a second thought. Some simple housekeeping and maintenance at that time can extend the life of your HVAC system, saving you money and preventing discomfort. Here are some important things to remember when putting your air conditioner to bed for the winter:
- Clean up any debris that has found its way to your air conditioner. Dust and dirt are enemies to your system. Sweep or vacuum to clean the area thoroughly.
- Clean the coils. Dirty coils can decrease the efficiency of the unit by 20 percent, translating to a serious hit to your power bill. This can help you be ready for the next cooling season.
- If your outdoor unit is not used as a heat pump during the heating season, some people like to protect the air conditioner from the elements with a waterproof cover. Check it periodically throughout the off season to ensure that moisture and debris are not getting in.
The experienced technicians at Amarillo Air Conditioning can help you keep your air conditioner in tip-top condition with annual preventive maintenance, saving you money on your monthly bill and prolonging the life of your unit. Contact us today to schedule a visit at your convenience. We have been serving homeowners in the Amarillo area for more than 50 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Amarillo, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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