With summer on its way, you need to make sure your air conditioner is in tip-top shape. But AC maintenance is not something to be taken lightly. Fortunately, there are pros out there willing to offer free advice, like the people behind the How To Home YouTube channel.

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5 Tips on Home AC Maintenance

Fix & Clean Condenser Fins

Those dense sets of thin metal plates all around the exterior of outdoor AC units are permanent filters. While they are very durable, they do need to be cleaned, usually about once a year. They also tend to get beat up and should be straightened.

Fix a Sinking AC Pad

The concrete slab AC units sit on should be leveled and repaired periodically. This is a job for the professionals.

Use a Programmable Thermostat

A modern, digital thermostat is more accurate, has more settings, and will save you money compared to a traditional thermostat.

Use an In-Line Duct Booster

These will improve the flow of cool air into interior spaces. They come in two varieties, but an in-line unit is usually the optimal choice.

Quiet a Noisy AC

Excessive noise coming from an AC unit means more wear and tear will result from normal use. This should be fixed for an improved economy.