Steps to Maintaining Your Air Conditioning Unit

According to the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), a properly maintained air conditioning unit should last between 12 and 15 years. Knowing the steps to ensure your unit continues to run efficiently will not only save you money in the long run, but ultimately help the environment in the process.

One of the first things you want to do is keep the unit clean. Removing debris such as grass and plants is important because these obstructions may interfere with the airflow through the outdoor unit. Another action you can take to increase airflow is regularly changing the air filter to stop dust from collecting on the evaporator coil fins.

Inside your home set the fan on the highest speed except in very humid weather. When it’s humid set the speed on low. Make sure indoor vents are not being blocked by furniture and close the vents located in unoccupied rooms.

Lastly, Call F&S Master Air at (417) 862-7170 your Rheem Team Top Contractor to regularly service your system and for additional ways to keep it running smoothly.