For your summers to remain comfortable and stress-free, your AC unit needs to be working at an optimal level. This requires regular maintenance on your part, particularly when it comes to keeping these parts clean. 

1. Air Filters

One of the cheapest, yet most important parts of your HVAC system is the air filter. Its main responsibility is to collect dirt and debris found in your home. When this happens, these particles can't re-enter your HVAC system and wear down parts.

For these filters to work correctly, they need to be clean. You need to check this filter every couple of months. If both sides are completely covered in dirt or debris, you need to purchase a new one. Whatever new filter you're considering, it's important to check the dimensions of the old one. This way, you can ensure a proper fit without forcing the filter into the housing unit.

2. Condenser Coil Passages

The condenser coil passages are responsible for dispersing heat to the outside air, and just like the air filter, they can't do their job if they're too dirty. You can find these passages on the outside unit, usually located near the side of your home.

After locating these passages, inspect them for dirt and debris. If they are dirty, you'll need to clean them promptly. Probably the easiest way to clean is to simply get your garden hose. Open up the condenser unit and begin spraying water from the inside. Put your thumb on a portion of the hose if you need to apply more pressure for tougher residues.

3. Air Duct Vents

The air ducts in your home are what cool air travels through to reach each room. Air can't travel effectively, though, if your vents are clogged with dirt and other particles. Since this cleaning job is rather extensive, you'll need to hire a professional company.

These companies will bring out industrial vacuum pumps, which can easily access your venting system. They'll clean all areas thoroughly until your air ducts are spotless. In addition to having an AC unit that works efficiently, you'll now have cleaner air. This is ideal if anyone in your household suffers from allergies. 

Keeping your AC unit working correctly and efficiently doesn't have to be challenging. You just need to keep an eye on integral parts and make sure they're clean. Then, you can stay cool and have cheaper energy bills. For more information, contact a company like All Appliance Parts of Sarasota.