A/C Maintenance Tips to Keep the Outdoor Condensing Unit in Good Shape

A/C maintenance tipsAir conditioners are great, because they let you show your indoor heat the door. Or the condenser. Let me explain: an air conditioner picks up heat from inside your house, stores it in refrigerant, and then sends the refrigerant to the outside condenser where all that heat energy is given the boot. That’s why the area around your condenser is always a little warmer than usual, and why A/C maintenance for the outdoor condensing unit is so important.

Annual maintenance leads to the A/C working more efficiently through the summer. Not only do you get your system checked out so you can deal with any small, unnoticed problems before they become big, unmanageable ones, but a year’s worth of dirt, dust and grime gets cleaned out.

Why Is It Important to Have an HVAC Pro Clean Evaporator Coils in Particular?

The efficiency of the air conditioner is largely influenced by the state of its parts. If the coils are dirty, the compressor is forced to run longer and work harder, which leads to more energy use and higher utility bills. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), dirty condenser coils can lead to as much as a 30 percent increase in energy consumption.

During annual A/C maintenance, your central Florida HVAC experts will check the condensing coil and evaporator coil and remove any dirt, which can act as an unintended insulator that inhibits necessary airflow.

To learn more about A/C maintenance for your outdoor condensing unit, or to schedule maintenance or repairs, contact Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning today!

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