How To Maintain A Working Air Conditioning System

When it comes to being comfortable in your own home, it is very important that you have good air conditioning. There is no way that you can be comfortable in a home that is super hot during the summer months. For many, it seems that their air conditioning unit goes out in the most inconvenient times, such as during those hot summer months. In order to keep your air conditioning working at full capacity, there are a few things that you should do each fall. 


Your air conditioning system compressor is the unit that is outside. They are often on the ground, but they can also be found on the roof. No matter where you compressor is, it is important that you regularly check on the compressor. One of the first things that you should do is clean the inside of the compressor. Open the compressor and clean out all the debris, then take a vacuum to clean out the compressor properly.

You next want to bend all the fins to ensure that there is no obstruction in airflow. The last thing that you want to check is if the compressor is completely level. The coolant that runs through the compressor can be completely messed up if the compressor is not completely level.


Being a little bit proactive when it comes to your air conditioning unit is a very good thing. A big malfunction can be extremely expensive to fix, so what many wise individuals do is hire a technician each fall to inspect the system. They can find the small problems and fix them before they turn into the big problems that cause the major malfunctions. The little bit of money that you pay the technician can pay big dividends if you do not have to replace an air conditioning unit. 

Air Ducts

The air ducts may be one of the most overlooked problems with air conditioning and heating systems. The air duct is the only way that the air is able to be pushed through the home. It is absolutely imperative that the air duct be free of any debris. If the debris starts to block off the flow of air, you may run into some major problems.

One problem that may arise is your heating bill may start to escalate. The extra strain on the air conditioning system is likely to cause a malfunction or other problems. 

If you can't clean your air conditioning system yourself, or you continue to have problems, contact a professional air conditioning service company in your area, such as Washam Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning.