Thanks for joining us back on the blog. On our last blog post from Premier Heating and Air, we started a discussion on lowering your AC repairs through regular maintenance. We started the list with checking your refrigerant, changing your air filter every 30-90 days, and calibrating your thermostat. We also pointed out that raising your temperature to the highest cool temperature that you find comfortable will save energy, lower your bills, and reduce wear and tear on your air conditioning unit. We will pick up our air conditioning discussion there with our next list of tips.

  • Inspect and clean those coils: Letting your evaporator coils get dirty is a good way to significantly reduce the efficiency of your system and force your compressor to run longer. This is costly in the short term and long term.

  • Keep your compressor’s housing nice and clean. If it’s been awhile since you’ve sprayed off and cleaned the compressor’s housing, then take the hose to it. Keeping it free of debris is important.

  • Your compressor loves the shade too. In addition to keeping your compressor’s housing clean, if you can keep it in the shade too, that can really help its performance. You certainly don’t want any vegetation right next to it, but if you can plant shrubs or infant trees in its direct path to the sun, that’ll cool it naturally.

Check in on our blog next time for the exciting conclusion to maintaining your air conditioning unit. Contact Premier Heating and Air in Denver if you have any HVAC repairs, maintenance, or questions.