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When was the last time you had your air conditioner serviced? Was it this year? Was it last year? Was it several years ago? It’s common for homeowners to believe that they only need their cooling system serviced every couple of years, but is this correct?

Although your air conditioner may seem to be running fine, there are certain things that must be done in order to keep it running at maximum efficiency. Your equipment should be serviced by a professional every year to make sure. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do on your own:

  • Try running your air conditioning less during the peak of the afternoon. This is when the price of electricity is often the highest, so set it a few degrees higher after lunch.
  • Air flow is key. If your unit can achieve maximum air flow through the outdoor condenser coils it won’t have to work as hard. Make sure the area is clear.
  • Clean out the grill of the unit. A little bit of dirt and debris are normal, but if there appears to be a lot be sure to clean it out.

Need your air conditioner serviced? Count on the experts at Aspen Air Conditioning to make sure it’s operating at maximum capacity so you can stay cool this summer.

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