How to Care for Your Split Air Conditioner

A split air conditioner is a great way to enjoy the benefits of a central air conditioner but without the hassle that comes with having ductwork installed in your home. After you have this type of system installed, you might be wondering how you can maintain it so it lasts for as long as possible. Your new split air conditioner in your St Paul home is pretty easy to care for. Here are a few suggestions.

A split air conditioner requires almost the same type of maintenance as any other type of home cooling system. For example, you want to be sure you regularly clean or replace the filters. Usually this should be done about once a month, depending on the unit and the manufacturer’s recommendations. One of the first signs that your split air conditioner needs a filter change is when it takes longer than usual to cool the rooms in your home that it is installed in. If this starts happening, the first thing you should check is the filter.

Then go outside and look at the outdoor unit. Do you see any leaves or other debris underneath it or around it? Do you see any leaves or debris that is caught inside of the unit? If so, take a few minutes and clean them out. Make sure you do this on a regular basis, especially after a bad storm has moved through your area. Leaves can get into the unit and decrease its ability to keep your home cool. And, if left unchecked long enough, the leaves could damage your split air conditioner and lead to needed repairs.

Just be sure to turn the ductless air conditioner off before you clean it. If you are unsure of how to clean it, you should give us a call for help. We can come to your home and make sure your split air conditioner is spic and span, and we can even check the filter for you if you need us to.

Finally, check the outdoor unit one more time to make sure it is still solidly mounted on its base. If it is not, secure it or give us a call to take care of that for you.

Do you want more information on a split air conditioner for your St Paul home? Call Aabbott Ferraro at (651) 776-7214 or you can contact us to set up your Free Estimate on a New Installation.

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