Your air conditioning unit is an important component of your home. Not only does it help keep your home comfortable on hot days, it also helps improve your home’s air quality by filtering out any impurities in your air and controlling humidity. With that in mind, it’s vital that you ensure that your air conditioner runs as efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, you may notice some instances where your AC i\doesn’t run as well as it used to.

Here are the reasons why:

Clogged Air Filters

Air conditioning units usually come with a standard air filter that protects its components from damage. As time goes by and your AC unit is continuously used, this air filter can easily become clogged, restricting air flow and causing an energy drain that prevents your AC from running as well as it did last season. With that in mind, make sure you change your air filter every three months to ensure that

your AC runs as efficiently as possible.

Dirty Condenser

As time goes by, your air conditioner’s outdoor condenser unit may build up a layer of dust and debris that can prevent your evaporator coil from effectively releasing heat. This in turn makes your air conditioner work harder than it should, sacrificing efficiency in the process. To rectify this issue, you need to have the condenser coil cleaned. However, this isn’t something that you can do on your own; instead, consider enlisting the aid of HVAC professionals like those at Complete Comfort Plumbing Heating & Air to get the job done right.

The System is Old

Even if you perfectly maintain your air conditioning unit, it will eventually wear down due to years of use. Therefore if you notice that your AC isn’t running as efficiently as it should be, consider its age: if it’s more than ten to 15 years old, it’s likely that it’s in need of a replacement, as it’s already at the end of its lifespan.

If you’re looking for someone who can help you maintain your air conditioner, simply turn to the pros at Complete Comfort Plumbing Heating & Air. When it comes to air conditioning and heating installation projects, we’re the leading service provider to approach, and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (949) 742-2995 or fill out our contact form to request our services. We serve homeowners in California and other nearby areas.


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