How to Maintain Your Central Air Conditioning System

Lennox’s SL18XC1 AC SystemSince the condensing unit of your central AC system stays outside all year long, it requires yearly attention to ensure it is functioning correctly. You should hire an air specialist in Houston for the job, keeping your central AC system well maintained is essential to your home’s comfort.  The only things

Annual maintenance for any central air conditioning system should include the following:

  • Cleaning dirt and debris from the condensing coils
  • Check the condensing coil fins for signs of damage
  • Check all capacitor outputs
  • Check superheat and subcooling to make sure the system is operating properly
  • Make sure all high voltage electrical connections are tight
  • Inspect the fan for signs of damage
  • Service all drain lines
  • Treat primary drain pan with algaecide
  • Inspect supply and return air ductwork for leaks or restrictions

You also want to make sure the condenser unit is level to ensure proper operation and water drainage. Take a level and place it on top of the AC in north/south and east/west orientations. The condenser unit should be level in both directions and will need to be adjusted if not.