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  • Writer's pictureDain Carver

Getting ready for Air Conditioning Season

Plenty of times, people ask us: "what can I do to maintain my air conditioning system?". The answers are as follows.

First and foremost, change your filters. By changing your filters at least every six months, you increase the life of your compressor and your fan motor inside the furnace or air handler. If you don't change the filters, you could burn out either one over time. If you haven't changed your filters in a while, you're not the only one. We see clogged filters most of the time. You can usually find the air filters at Home Depot or Lowe's (the most popular size being 20"x 20" x 1"). It very easy to do, but if you need us, we are glad to show you.

Second, clean the outdoor condenser from dust and debris. The condenser's job is to remove the heat from inside the home and then release it into the atmosphere outside the home. So, if the coil on the condenser is dirty or clogged with dirt, it has to work that much harder to release the heat.

Third, your condenser should have four feet of clearance above and 2 feet of clearance on at least three sides of the unit so it can release heat. If you have bushes or brush around the condenser, make sure to trim those back over the course of the season. If your condenser is under an enclosure, and has less than four feet of clearance above the unit, your equipment will not be warrantied because it was installed improperly! If this is the case, call us immediately at 914-468-4294!

Thank you for your time and stay comfortable!

Dain Carver

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