Columbus Air Conditioning

Friendly reminder – it’s that time of year! Spring cleaning and Columbus Air Conditioning maintenance. According to Energy.Gov:

“An air conditioner’s filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for the unit to function effectively and efficiently throughout its years of service. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases.”

One of the most important aspects of air conditioning maintenance is to routinely change your air filters. My husband keeps a small stockpile of new filters and changes them out regularly. He’s fairly obsessive about that and changing the batteries in our smoke detectors. I’m a lucky girl! 😉

Air conditioning units can be expensive to run. Where I live our energy bills in the summer can be several hundred dollars – and we’re not keeping the house at balmy temps by any degree! So, air conditioning maintenance isn’t just a good thing to do, it’s basic survival 101.

Keeping clean filters in place can reduce your A/C’s energy usage by 5-15%

But that’s not the end of A/C maintenance!

An air conditioner’s evaporator coil and condenser coil collect dirt over their months and years of use. If your A/C unit is outdoors the condenser coils are prone to collecting dust from the environment and any nearby plants and trees. Bottom line, these coils need to be checked annually and cleaned when necessary.

Then there are coil fins that can be bent or damaged and block airflow, condensate drains can become clogged and prevent a unit from alleviating excess humidity. Not to mention, if your unit is in a window, you need to check the seals for any moisture damage or leakage around the unit and window frame.

We usually have a certified technician out in the spring every year to go through our two A/C units and make sure everything is functioning properly. How’s it go? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? I’d hate to be sitting here in triple digit heat and have my air conditioning unit go out simply because I didn’t perform routine maintenance and have a technician check everything out.

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