Air Conditioner Service/Maintenance in New Orleans

If you live in New Orleans (or anywhere else for that matter), you need to have your air conditioning unit serviced at least once per year by a trained professional. According to Energy.gov, improper maintanance is one of the main reasons air conditioners cease working, or fail to cool your space properly. 

 

Maintaining Your Air Conditioner - Department of Energy Tips

 

Over time, if you don't have your unit serviced, the coils can become clogged with dirt, decreasing air flow and creating a kind of artificial insulation reducing it's ability to absorb heat. Coil fins can become bent and also prevent air flow. Drains can become clogged. You can prevent all of these issues (and more) by having your unit inspected and serviced at least once per year. 

 

You can also help yourself out, by keeping debris like leaves and dirt away from your unit. These get "sucked" up into the unit over time. Also, if you are moving your lawn or using a weed eater, make sure the discharge is being directed AWAY from your unit, and not at it. If you have a professional lawn maintanance company and they do not observe this practice, please guide them to do so. Lawn mowers, weed eaters, and leaf blowers can literally blow dirt and debris into your unit. 

 

As it heats up here in New Orleans, you'll want to make sure your unit works. Don't wait until the hottest day of the year to find out your system won't keep up. This happens to a lot of people every year. Don't let this be you.