In Monroe, Georgia, summers can reach average highs of over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. By maintaining your cooling system, you can have an AC that lasts in the sweltering heat. These DIY AC maintenance tips will help you care for your air conditioner so you can enjoy the sunny weather while staying cool.

Clear Out Debris Blocking Your AC

Any debris, pollen, or dirt can affect the performance and airflow of your air conditioner. Check your outside unit and clear leaves, branches, and other vegetation to leave about two feet of clear space around the unit. If neglected, an accumulation of debris can block the airflow of your system, causing a system breakdown. Maintain a clear space to ensure your unit can circulate air freely and efficiently.

Keep Your HVAC Filter and System Clean

Your air conditioning system needs to remain clean to perform optimally during the summertime. Check your HVAC filter regularly, and replace it every 30 to 90 days to prevent an accumulation of dirt and debris. Keeping your AC clean can also prevent biological growth. Clean and check areas of your system such as the condensation line to remove any biological growth buildup due to excessive moisture. Biological growth can cause various health issues for you and your family such as coughing, skin irritation, and more.

Listen for Unusual Noises

Keep your ears open for any loud or unusual noises while your HVAC system is running. Any noises coming from your system can signal problems such as debris in vents, loose bolts, or register blockages. Catching any issues before they worsen will prevent costly repairs or a replacement in the future.

HVAC maintenance doesn’t have to be complicated. Using these simple tips, you can monitor the performance of your AC and avoid system malfunctions later on. For more information on maintaining your cooling system, check out Phelps Heating and Air Conditioning’s HVAC services or call (770) 288-5346.

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