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3 Things You Should Know About Your A/C

Posted on August 18th, 2015 by Jupiter Tequesta

When it comes to your air conditioning system, there are certain things you should know. Familiarizing yourself with the basics will help you care for and maintain your unit, which will result in longer-lasting equipment and lower energy bills.

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1. It’s important to change the filter

First and foremost, it’s important that you understand why and how to change filters. A dirty filter will make your air conditioner less efficient, making for a less comfortable home and high energy costs. You should change your unit’s filter at least once a month. Choose a filter with a higher minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) for more advanced filtration.

2. You have to keep the compressor and condenser clear

If you have a central AC system, your air compressor and condenser are likely kept outside your house. Be sure to keep them clear for at least 24 inches of space in all directions. This may mean trimming down or moving nearby plant life.

3. Yearly maintenance is recommended

While you can certainly handle changing your air conditioner’s filter on your own, there are certain maintenance tasks that are better left to the pros. You can count on Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric for cleaning that goes well beyond simply cleaning your unit’s filter. Contact us to learn about our Club Membership complete home comfort maintenance program.

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