Once you pick up the keys for your first home, you take on a new set of maintenance responsibilities. Caring for your air conditioner is an important task, and keeping your unit efficient can save you money. This guide will outline a few key tips for maintaining your air conditioning unit throughout the year.

How New Homeowners Can Maintain Their AC Unit

1. Check for Duct Leaks

Duct leaks waste energy and increase your utility bills. Common signs of a leak include uneven cooling throughout the house, excess dust, and higher-than-normal energy bills. If you suspect a leak, ask an AC contractor to inspect the ducts—they may recommend a complete ductwork replacement.

2. Change Your Air Filters

air conditioning unitThe AC’s filters remove dust, dirt, and allergens from the air. Over time, the filters will become clogged with these particles. Dirty filters prevent efficient airflow, making the air conditioning unit work harder than necessary and diminishing your indoor air quality. Clean or change the filters at least every three months. This time frame may shorten depending on how many pets you have and how frequently you run the unit.

3. Schedule Regular Tune-Ups

Have a professional inspect and maintain your AC at least once a year. Routine appointments allow the technician to catch issues early before they grow into larger, costlier problems. Be strategic when scheduling your checkups, and book appointments right before house guests visit or the warm summer months arrive.


If your unit is due for a tune-up, contact the skilled team at Cool It Kauai Air Conditioning in Kapaa, HI. These professionals have serviced air conditioning units across the island since 2016, offering thorough inspections and reliable maintenance and repairs. They’re dedicated to providing top-notch customer service and make themselves available 24/7 for AC emergencies. Learn more about their services online, or call (808) 315-1888 to schedule an appointment.