Ensuring that your home’s air conditioning system has the maximum lifespan requires routine maintenance. Maintaining your air conditioner prevents many problems and allows you to correct minor issues before they cause system failure.


Your air conditioner’s filters, coils and fins need regular maintenance to ensure that the unit runs efficiently and effectively. Systems that are neglected experience a continuous decline in performance and a simultaneous increase in operating cost. Fortunately, most air conditioner maintenance is fairly easy.

Cleaning and replacing filters is the most important part of AC maintenance. Filters that are clogged or dirty decrease performance and make your unit work harder to cool your home. This raises energy bills and puts additional strain on your air conditioning system.

Coils and fins also need to be kept clean. The evaporator coil and condenser coil can collect a substantial amount of dirt that obstructs air flow. Outdoor condenser coils are especially susceptible to dirt and debris. Coils and fins need to be cleaned regularly, and you should take care to minimize dirt near your air conditioner.


Maintaining your air conditioner is fairly simple for those who are comfortable with DIY household projects. If, however, you are unsure of how to safely maintain your system or you would prefer to leave the job to the professionals, trust Coastal Refrigeration. We provide professional air conditioner maintenance services in and around Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and our technicians will be more than happy to help you keep your air conditioner in good working order for as long as possible.

When you choose to leave AC maintenance to the professionals, you are also increasing the likelihood of minor problems being detected and corrected before they can turn into major headaches. Having a professional maintain your system provides an opportunity for him to perform an inspection to look for any potential problems.

For air conditioner maintenance on the Grand Strand, call Coastal Refrigeration at 843.449.9146.