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Two Tips To Help Your Air Conditioner Avoid Problems

by Harry Martin

The temperature inside a home is one of the most important factors for determining its comfort level. While air conditioning systems can help ensure that your home is comfortable regardless of whether it is hot or cold outside, these systems are highly complex, and this means that they can encounter numerous problems. Luckily, there are a couple of tips you can follow that will help your system avoid some of the most common issues. 

Keep The Grass Around The Outdoor Unit Healthy

It may seem odd that the health of the grass around your outside unit is important, but if you have bare soil around the unit, this will make it easier for dust to enter your system. In addition to clogging air filters, this dust can accumulate on the mechanical parts of the system, and this can cause them to malfunction. 

To prevent this type of damage, you should make sure that there is healthy grass for several feet surrounding the unit. If your soil is unable to support healthy grass, you should consider installing artificial turf. This will mimic the function of grass without negatively impacting the appearance of your yard.

Install A Dehumidifier In The System

The amount of humidity that is circulating through your air conditioning system is extremely important, and it is also a factor that many new homeowners will overlook. However, when there is a high amount of humidity, this can make it possible for rust, mold, and rot to start developing in your system. Fortunately, it is also possible to control the amount of humidity.

This is accomplished by adding a dehumidifier to the system. These devices will remove much of the excess moisture from the air before it is circulated throughout the system and home. While these systems have a significant initial cost, they will drastically reduce the likelihood that your system develops problems relating to moisture damage. This will help minimize your need for expensive repairs, and as a result, this investment can end up saving you money in the long-term. 

Keeping your air conditioning system in excellent condition requires following some basic guidelines that will reduce the opportunity for your system to sustain damage. In addition to routine maintenance guidelines, there are steps you can take to further improve the efficiency and durability of your system. In particular, these two tips can significantly reduce the likelihood that your system sustains damage from excessive dust accumulation or humidity.