Should I cover my outdoor air conditioning system in the winter?

Yes. A cover should be placed on your unit to keep out debris. If you live in a snowy climate, a cover will also help keep ice and snow out of your unit.

How often should I have maintenance done on my air conditioner?

Air conditioners run better when they receive annual maintenance. Maintenance should be done in the spring, and will help your unit last longer.

What air conditioner maintenance can I do myself?

There are a few simple routines that you can follow to help ensure that your system runs smoothly.

  1. Check the air filter or coil in your system every three to four weeks. A dirty filter will strain your system.
  2. Keep your outdoor unit free of debris.
  3. Ensure that your unit is on level ground.

For more information regarding air conditioning repairs, please contact one of our maintenance associates.


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