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How To Keep Your Air Conditioner Clean

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Importance Of Keeping Your Air Conditioner Clean

A clean air conditioner is a happy air conditioner!

Importance Of a Clean AC

An air conditioner is generally one of those things you don’t give a second thought to most of the time.

It’s job is to keep your house cool and as long as it’s doing that then you have better things to think about.

However, in order to keep your air conditioner happy and healthy, it is very important that it stays clean and free from debris, especially in hot weather when it’s running.

Did you know that the number one cause of breakdowns and a need for air conditioner repair is dirt and debris?

Yep! Who knew a little dirt over time could do so much damage.

Keeping Your Air Conditioner Clean

Air conditioners thrive on getting proper air circulation when in use.

If your ac unit is covered in dirt, grass or other debris, it can literally suffocate your air conditioner over time.

Think of it this way, would you want to be wearing a heavy coat of something when it’s already 80+ degrees out? I think not.

Here are a few ways that you can ensure your air conditioner stays happy all Summer long:

  • Be mindful when mowing around your air conditioner. It is very easy for grass clippings to get blown up and stuck to the walls of the ac unit. If this does happen, be sure to wash it off after you finish mowing the grass.
  • Give your ac room to breathe. Be sure not to plant any large bushes or plants close to your air conditioner. This will hinder your air conditioner from being able to breathe when it’s hot outside.
  • Clean the leaves from your air conditioner before winter. Think of this as putting your air conditioner to bed for the winter. Give it one last once over before the winter comes.

With dirt and debris build up causing so many HVAC problems, it is important to keep your air conditioner as clean as possible throughout the year.

You wash your car when it gets overly dirty, your ac unit is no different!

If you would rather not have to worry about keeping your air conditioner clean, an HVAC maintennace plan can automate this for you and be completed by a professional twice a year.

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