Spring Cleaning for Your Home Air Conditioning System

Your list of spring cleaning tasks likely includes clearing out closets, washing window screens, vacuuming couch cushions, and more. This year, try adding a new task to the list: Phoenix AC maintenance – making sure your home air conditioning system is clear, clean and ready to cool for the summer.

A clean system can increase its efficiency and help prevent costly Phoenix AC service. Arizona’s largest HVAC contractor, Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing, is here to offer some tips. Before you take any of these steps, be sure to turn off the power to your system.

  • Clear out debris: On an outdoor, ground-mounted system, clear the area around the system of debris. Examples of debris include weeds or landscaping that may grow too close and reduce the airflow to the system. Also clear away any droppings from family pets or other critters, as animal urine can cause expensive damage.
  • Clean the coils: There is a fan inside the condenser coil and its’ job is to bring in air. But, while doing this job, it also brings in dirt and debris such as dust, leaves and dead grass. This debris can block airflow and reduce the system’s efficiency. After making sure the system’s power is turned off, remove the outer covering and vacuum the fins, using a vacuum attachment with a soft-bristle brush.
  • Air conditioning filter: According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s website, energy.gov, replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5 to 15 percent. The recommended replacement time for disposable filters is once a month. You can easily purchase your filters directly from Chas Roberts by visiting their website.

Spring Cleaning List Getting Long? Call the Professionals

If your to-do list is starting to overwhelm you, consider scratching the do-it-yourself air conditioning cleaning off the list and calling a professional for Phoenix AC maintenance. A well-trained technician, like those at Chas Roberts, can do a full review of your system to make sure it’s ready for summer.

Chas Roberts’ Comfort Assurance Plan (C.A.P.) for air conditioning is a Phoenix AC maintenance agreement that provides you with regular system upkeep through two planned check-ups each year. A Chas Roberts technician will thoroughly inspect your system to uncover any potential issues to be resolved before they can cause you problems. Added benefits of the C.A.P. include discounts on the installation of a new system when you’re ready and off repairs, plus the performance guarantee: once Chas has tuned-up your system, should it fail within 30 days for a reason Chas missed, you won’t be charged a cent for labor.

For more information on Chas’s C.A.P. and other Phoenix AC services, or to schedule an appointment, visit ChasRoberts.com or call (602) 943-3426 in Phoenix or (520) 292-6858 in Tucson.