Your air conditioner works hard during the summer to keep you cool. From cleaning the condenser coils to checking the insulation on the coolant lines and replacing the air filter, this video shows how to help your AC run at its best when summer's heat is at its worst.
Follow this AC maintenance checklist before turning on your air conditioner for the season to avoid harming your HVAC system.
Clean the condenser coils
Cleaning the condenser coils makes it easier for the air conditioner to remove heat from the air, which also helps the condenser use less energy. Ideally, take care of this job before air-conditioning season starts.
Check the insulation on the coolant line
A coolant pipe connects the evaporator on the air handler to the condenser outside. If the foam insulation that covers the line is torn, replace the insulation.
Shut off the furnace humidifier
Your air conditioner helps keep you cool by removing humidity from your house—so you definitely don’t want the humidifier attached to your furnace to be pumping moisture into the air. If your furnace is equipped with a humidifier, turn off the humidifier.
Check the fan
Turn the thermostat fan switch to On. If you don’t hear the fan kick on, call for service.
Replace the air filter
At the start of cooling season, check the air filter in the furnace and replace it if it’s dirty.
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