4 Tips to Help Maintain Your Home Air Conditioner


Staying cool is a top priority during the warmer months, and the best way to do it is with the help of an air conditioner. Unfortunately, due to the intense workload placed on these units when it’s hot out, many of them do not last the whole season.

Use these five tips from Devine Bros. to keep your A/C running all summer long…

Change the air filter.

The vast majority of air conditioner breakdowns are caused by dirty air filters. It is important to regularly clean or replace your filter in order to keep dirt and dust out of your system. Refer to your owner’s manual for instructions specific to your unit.

Give it room to breathe.

If you have a central air system, keep the outdoor unit clear of leaves, trees, and shrubs. Your cooling system produces heat as it operates – if the surrounding area is not clear, it can not sufficiently release this heat. This leads to increased wear-and-tear, higher energy bills, and more frequent breakdowns.

Have your air ducts cleaned.

The air ducts in your home should be professionally cleaned every 3-5 years in order to maximize the efficiency of your cooling system. Over time, dust accumulates in these vents, which limits the airflow and cooling capacity of your A/C.

Schedule a tune up with a professional technician.

An annual tune up is a staple in any cooling system’s maintenance routine. A professional technician will be able to do things that you can’t, such as check refrigerant levels, clean and lubricate parts, and inspect various components for signs of potential failure.

Residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut can count on Devine Bros. to help them beat the heat this summer. We offer a variety of home cooling services, including air conditioner installations, tune ups, and repairs. If you live in Norwalk, Westport, New Canaan, or the surrounding area, give us a call at (203) 866-4421.


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