Air Conditioning Maintenance
How to avoid your air-conditioning conking out on the hottest day of the summer:
l Have a professional check your system periodically.
l Oil the blower motor and fan on both the condensing and the evaporation units annually.
l Keep the condensing-unit pan free of bugs, leaves and dirt.
l Check the tension on the condensing and evaporation unit blower fan belts each spring.
l Inspect the blower ducts and joints for leaks and insulation slippage annually.
l Clean or replace air filters frequently - a home without pets: every 90 days. One dog or cat: every 60 days. More than one pet or if anyone has allergies: 20–45 days
l Keep the blower motor fan blade free of mold and mildew.
l Set your a/c fan speed on high except when it’s humid.
l Use a whole-house attic fan.
l Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible in the summer.
l Don't place electronic equipment near your air-conditioning thermostat.