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Keeping the Air in Your Home Clean

Everyone wants to be able to breathe nice, clean, refreshing, fresh air. Some people drive hundreds of miles out to the countryside for such a delight. Wouldn’t it be nice if the air inside your home was as fresh and clean as the air in the countryside? Well, it is possible. Air conditioning units don’t just keep things cool, they also circulate air around your home, and keep it fresh. You air conditioning unit can’t do this all on its own though. It is going to need your help. All you just to do is follow these easy maintenance tips.

Regularly Change Filters

The most important element of air conditioner maintenance, is the regular changing of air filters. Filters help keep dust, dirt and pollen from circulating around your home. They catch these little, nearly microscopic contaminants as air passes through the filter. Over time, filters become dirty. This makes it harder for air to pass through, forcing your air conditioning unit to work harder. Change filters once every two months or so. It will be good for your health, and the health of your air conditioning unit.

Don’t Forget Your Ducts

Changing air filters is a rather well known element of air conditioner maintenance. It is lesser known fact that you need to clean your ducts as well. Like dirty air filters, dirt ducts can restrict the easy flow of air throughout the air conditioning system. They are a great place for dirty and grime to build up throughout the years. Just imaging, the cool air blowing out of your vents has to pass through these dirty air conditioning ducts before it ever reaches you. Makes your skin crawl, doesn’t it? You don’t have to panic too much. Ducts do not get dirty nearly as fast as air filters. You only need to schedule thorough duct cleanings once every 3-5 years.

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