While it’s important to have a trusted central air conditioning expert in Kalamazoo you can trust to call if there is maintenance needed on your unit, you should also keep up on maintenance you can do yourself. Regular maintenance is a key component to ensuring your air conditioner is working effectively and efficiently throughout the summer. While most maintenance needs should be left to the experts, there are a few things you can do yourself. In this post, we will discuss three items you want to be sure you’re taking care of.

  1. Remove debris

It’s important to make sure there are not branches, leaves and other debris on top of in, or around your unit. Do a visual check every so often to make sure that none have accumulated. If air is being blocked or impeded it could mean less efficiency and higher cooling costs.

  1. Check your air filter

From our experience, homeowners typically do not change their air filter often enough. A high quality air filter changed as the manufacturer recommends can make a world of difference in air conditioning efficiency. You should always check your air filter before the recommended change date if you have pets, as the filter may need to be changed more often.

  1. Clean the fins on your unit

Every now and then you should clean the fins on your unit. This can be accomplished easily with a heavy stream from your hose.

At Metzger’s Heating and Cooling, we are the premier air conditioning experts in Kalamazoo, having installed and maintained hundreds of air conditioning systems throughout the area. Do not hesitate to call us today with any questions you may have about your heating and cooling needs. We’re here to help!