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21 Air Conditioner Maintenance and Servicing Tips | C. Woods Company


Your air conditioning system plays a crucial role in the comfort of your home. With the spring months coming up, it’s important to make sure your system is ready for the warmer weather ahead. At C. Woods Company, our goal is to not only provide exceptional service, but provide tips and tricks to make your lives easier. We know cooling emergencies can greatly disrupt your life, which is why we are happy to provide 21 tips for your air conditioner maintenance.

  1. Change Air Filters Regularly: Replace or clean your air filters every 1-3 months to ensure proper airflow and indoor air quality.
  2. Clean Condenser Coils: Schedule annual professional cleaning of your condenser coils to remove dirt and debris that can disrupt efficiency.
  3. Check Refrigerant Levels: Low refrigerant levels can indicate a leak or other issues. Have a C. Woods professional check and refill refrigerant as needed.
  4. Inspect and Clean Evaporator Coils: Dirty evaporator coils can reduce efficiency. Clean them annually to maintain optimal performance.
  5. Clear Debris Around Outdoor Unit: Remove leaves, dirt, and other debris from around the outdoor unit to ensure proper airflow.
  6. Straighten Coil Fins: Bent coil fins can restrict airflow. Use a fin comb to straighten them out.
  7. Check and Tighten Electrical Connections: Loose connections can lead to system failure. Inspect and tighten electrical connections as needed.
  8. Lubricate Moving Parts: Proper lubrication reduces friction and prolongs the life of your AC unit. Lubricate moving parts annually.
  9. Inspect and Clean Drainage Line: Clear any clogs or blockages in the drainage line to prevent water damage and mold growth.
  10. Test Thermostat Calibration: Ensure your thermostat is accurately calibrated to maintain desired temperatures and maximize energy efficiency.
  11. Inspect and Seal Ductwork: Leaky ducts can waste energy and reduce indoor air quality. Inspect and seal ductwork to prevent air leaks.
  12. Check and Replace Capacitors: Faulty capacitors can cause the AC unit to fail. Have them inspected and replaced as needed.
  13. Inspect and Replace Fan Belts: Worn or damaged fan belts can cause the fan to malfunction. Inspect and replace belts annually.
  14. Clean Air Vents and Registers: Remove dust and debris from air vents and registers to maintain proper airflow throughout your home.
  15. Test Safety Controls: Ensure all safety controls are functioning correctly to prevent system malfunctions and potential hazards.
  16. Inspect Insulation: Proper insulation prevents energy loss and ensures efficient cooling. Inspect and replace insulation as needed.
  17. Schedule Professional Maintenance: Regular professional maintenance is essential for the longevity and efficiency of your AC unit. Schedule annual servicing with C. Woods Company.
  18. Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat: A programmable thermostat allows you to set customized cooling schedules, saving energy and money.
  19. Install a Smart Thermostat: Smart thermostats offer advanced features such as remote control and energy usage tracking, further optimizing your AC system's efficiency.
  20. Monitor Energy Usage: Keep track of your AC unit's energy usage and look for ways to reduce consumption through efficiency upgrades and behavior changes.
  21. Consider System Replacement: If your AC unit is old or inefficient, consider upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model to save money on energy bills in the long run.

We know maintenance and servicing can be overwhelming, especially in an emergency, but not to worry. C. Woods Company is here for all your air conditioning needs. If you are unsure about what needs to be done or have any questions about the tips above, we are here to help. With 24/7 emergency service and an A+ rating, we can take your AC to the next level.

Contact C. Woods Company today for expert AC services and personalized solutions to keep your home comfortable.