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Air Conditioner Maintenance 101
Air conditioners may be blowing cool air into your room, but all that energy they're using has to go somewhere. Keeping your air conditioner away from cloth materials and furniture dramatically decreases the risk of combustion.
Changing your filter is the most important part of air conditioner maintenance. We recommend changing it every three to six months for optimal ac health. There are several different types of filters you can buy. If you're allergy-prone or simply want cleaner air, HEPA filters are great for purifying the air while also cooling you down. There are also standard fiberglass and cardboard frame air conditioners, pleated, and electrostatic filters. Consult your air conditioner user guide to find the right filter for your unit.
Be sure to turn off and unplug your air conditioner before you clean its coils. Check your ac unit's user guide to find how to access the coils. Then, depending on the size of your unit, mist the coils with a small spray bottle or spray it with a garden hose. Then, spray the coils with a commercial ac unit cleaner available at most air conditioner suppliers.
Even if you don't need to cool your home down, running your air conditioner for a few minutes every two months can increase the life of your unit. This way, you'll know before the temperature hits 90 degrees if your unit needs repairs.