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How to Prevent Air Conditioner Breakdowns

Now  that the spring is here and summer is on its way, it’s time to inspect the air conditioner.  If you want your air conditioner to run efficiently when the warm days hit us, then you need to ensure that the AC filters, coils and fins are properly serviced.  If not, you risk unnecessary breakdowns and high utility costs.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, regularly replacing your AC filters is the easiest and most critical task for running at maximum capacity. Dirty air filters prevent normal airflow and significantly reduce its efficiency. Moreover, a clogged air filter allows unfiltered air carrying dirt to enter the evaporator coil, which impacts the coils’s ability to absorb heat.

A dirty filter can cause your AC to overheat, forcing it to work harder than it should. In addition, it can also lead to contaminated indoor air quality.

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