In Macon, Georgia, an air conditioner is an essential home feature. As summer highs climb into the 90s and the seasonal humidity sets in, you’ll be thankful for an efficient AC system. Though cooling is the most obvious function of your air conditioner, the system does more than manage temperatures in your home. Understanding your AC system’s full functionality will help you better grasp the proper maintenance for it.

Cleaning the Air

Every time air circulates in your air conditioner, it passes through the system’s filter. This helps remove dust, dander, pollen and other irritants. In some cases, it’s beneficial to turn your system’s fan on for this feature alone, even if you aren’t cooling your home. For example, if you’re deep cleaning your home, you’ll likely stir up dirt and dust. Turning on your fan will help pull these out of the air continuously as you work.

To get the optimum benefits from your air filter, it’s essential that you change it regularly. You should check the filter for visible dust and dirt monthly, and change it at least once every three months.

Managing Humidity

Your air conditioner naturally dehumidifies your home. Warm air can hold more moisture than cool air. By absorbing some of the heat in your home, your air conditioner also makes the air less humid. Moisture from the warm air condenses on your AC system’s evaporator coil. From here, it drips into the drain pan and funnels outside.

Proper maintenance is essential to make sure your condensate drain is clear. If it clogs, water can collect in the drain pan. During your annual tune-up, our service technicians clean and inspect the drain line and pan to make sure everything is in working order.

Make sure your air conditioner is always up to the task at hand, and schedule prompt service any time you notice signs of trouble. Contact Pruett Air Conditioning at 478-225-4921 for help with servicing your AC system today.

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