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As the father of an autistic child, I have been faced with more than a few necessary home modifications projects. Unfortunately, with the high cost of raising a special needs child and my wife's decision to stay home and raise our son, there simply was no room in our budget to hire a contractor to complete these projects for us. Each weekend for nearly a year, I would pick a project to work on. This past month, I finally finished every project on my list. After learning more than I thought I would ever know about home construction and repair, I have a new found appreciation for the skills of general and specialty contractors. That is why I decided to start this blog to pay tribute to the job these contractors do, and help to empower more homeowners to take on the role of a contractor in their home.

Two Tips To Help Keep Your Air Conditioning Unit In Good Condition

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When it's blazingly hot outside, your air conditioning system can be absolutely invaluable.  It provides the cool, refreshing air that can make your home life that much more comfortable.  However, even though your air conditioning unit performs such an essential role, it can be easy to forget about the importance of maintaining it.  Don't wait until your unit is completely on the fritz before you act; use this information to learn more about what two maintenance tips that can help you keep your air conditioning system in good condition.

Keep The Condenser Clean

One of the first things you want to do is make sure that your condenser remains clean at all times.  The condenser is the part of your air conditioning system that cools the air that enters the appliance.

The condenser is usually kept outside of the home.  You can find it in your backyard, or maybe even on the side of the house.  Dirt and debris can very quickly start to pile up to such an extent that it inhibits the correct functioning of the unit.  Your energy bills may even start to increase because the unit starts to consume more power due to the buildup.  Little do you realize that you may be able to save yourself quite a bit of money simply by cleaning your condenser.

If you aren't really a handy type of person and don't feel comfortable completing the task on your own, call in a heating, air conditioning, and ventilation (HVAC) expert who can get the job done for you.

Make Sure The Fins Are Straight

The fins on your air conditioning unit are essentially small grates that allow for the influx of air.  Although these fins are supposed to be straight at all times, it's quite possible for them to bend or become twisted.  This is normally a natural part of the aging process and occurs because the unit is exposed to the elements.

You can counteract this by regularly checking your fins to make sure that they are still straight.  If you find that one or more of the fins has started to bend or twist, carefully use a butter knife to get the fin back in line.

Maintaining your air conditioning system doesn't have to be difficult if you just know what to do.  Start using these tips right away so you can maintain your unit for as long as possible without having to call the AC repair team.

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30 December 2016