Maintaining your Air Conditioning system to run at its peak.



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Greetings viewers! In this video I go over how to maintain your A/C system and why you should do so.

Over the years your coils will gunk up with dirt, dust, debris, grime, grease, pollen, etc… these things will sit inside your coils causing your A/C system to not be able to radiate and breathe as well as it should. This can lead to an overstressed system, premature failure, higher energy bills, longer cooling times, among other things as a result.
By cleaning your coils and air filters every so often (or change the filters for a central air unit), you can help it run at its best and like new (or at least as close to new as possible, lol). Additionally, by cleaning your evaporator and its air filter, your lungs and breathing problems will thank you for helping to preserve them and not set off your troubles (or make new ones in the future).

Although I demonstrate on a window unit, these tips and tricks can be applied to any A/C system out there: central air, window units, refrigeration/freezer units, vehicular systems, etc. It all works the same, and they largely have the same components. Of course the bigger the system, the more coil cleaner you’ll need (and if you do have a large central air unit, you’d be better off with some condenser cleaner you mix with water and clean with a garden hose).

Maintaining Your Air Conditioner



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Frank Szadkowski, an engineer and researcher at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology (CCHT), explains how to maintain your air conditioner both inside and outside of your home.

Since its launch in 1998, Frank and his team at the CCHT have been involved in testing over 50 housing-related technologies, ranging from energy-efficient lighting and high-performance windows to innovative natural gas systems.

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