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End of Summer Care is needed for the Air Conditioner

 

When the end of summer happens, you will want to make sure you get your air conditioner inspected and is maintained properly. By doing this at the end of the cooling season, you will help make sure that your HVAC system is ready for the upcoming fall and winter as well. Besides maintaining the air conditioner, the furnace should also be inspected as well. Make sure to contact us and we can advise you when these scheduled maintenances should be done.

 

You will want to make sure that you check the filter regularly, no matter what time of the year it is. This will help ensure that good quality air is able to pass through the ductwork, vents, and back into your home again. If you ignore filter inspections, then the dirt and dust will clog the filter completely. This will then result in the system having to work harder because the air does not move easily through it. You will want to have an extra filter on hand, just incase you need to change it and it is a weekend or holiday.

 

Check the external parts of the air conditioner. You will want to remove any build up of debris, leaves, and brush from them. This will help prevent it from becoming clogged and wearing down the parts in the long run. You can also contact us and we can come and inspect it for you. We can also check the ductwork in your home to ensure that is ready for winter. Ductwork without holes or punctures will help keep the best quality air in your home moving around so you can breathe easier. Anytime you notice an issue or sound from the HVAC system, make sure to contact us as soon as you can.

Summer Heat and How to Keep your Home Cool

 

The summer heat can cause issues for you and your family. It is especially hard on young children or the elderly. Make sure to drink plenty of water if you have to do anything outside on the hot or humid days. Another thing to remember is to make sure to take frequent breaks. If you are outside working in the sun, take some time to relax and cool down in the shade. Another thing you can do is to get into a cool or air conditioned place. This is why it is important to have the air conditioner working the best that it can for your home. When it is hot this summer, getting in to your nice cool home will help you be comfortable.

Remember even in the summer months, to make sure and check the filter on a regular basis. By doing so, you can notice when the filter has become clogged or has a build up of dust and dirt. When this happens, the air conditioner will no longer operate efficiently and at top performance. Based on the recommended schedule, the filter should be replaced completely. If you are not sure what type of filter is needed, we can help you with the correct one.

Summer can also cause a build up of humidity in your home. This adds moisture to the air which can make breathing more difficult. By investing in a dehumidifier, you can help prevent the heavy humid air that is in your home. This removes the humidity while also leaving you with good quality air. Having the air free of humidity will help you to breathe easier this summer.

 

Air Conditioning Maintenance if there is an Issue

 

You will always want your home to be cool and comfortable. If there is an issue with the air conditioner, you will want to have it checked immediately. While there are several things that could cause an issue, always try to notice the first signs of it. This way, you can have it repaired before it becomes an emergency situation. In the summer, it is not always guaranteed the air conditioner can be fixed on the same day. So to help avoid this situation, have a maintenance program for it so it can be inspected properly by us.

 

The filter is an important part for the air conditioner as well. If this becomes clogged, then the air flow has extra strain as it passes through the system. It can cause the motor and gears to wear out sooner than they should as well. Also remember to never operate the air conditioner without a filter in it. Doing so would allow dirt and dust to get into the system, causing damage in the long run. Having an extra filter on hand is important because you can change it at anytime. Some programmable thermostats will even alert you for when the filter should be changed in the system. If you are not sure the correct size, make sure to contact us.

 

You will also want to make sure the temperature is not set too low. If you have the house set at sixty degrees, the air conditioner can wear out faster or even freeze up. You will want to maintain a comfortable temperature that also does not make the air conditioner overwork. When you notice the set and actual temperature are different from one another, contact us. That way we can inspect the system for you.

Air Conditioner Systems History

Air Conditioner Systems History

Willis Carrier

In 1902 Willis Carrier developed something that is used in a majority of homes today, the modern air conditioning system. While he was trying to solve a problem with humidity in a printing plant, he started to experiment with different components. By trying to control the humidity, he was able to solve the issue with heat and comfort levels. This system he developed sent air through coils filled with cold water. Then it would cool the air while also removing moisture in it. This then allowed the room to be controlled for the humidity levels. By 1933, the Carrier Air Conditioning Company produced and developed one using a belt driven condenser. This also had a mechanical control and evaporator coils. It has become the typical model for air conditioners in America.

While the same fundamentals have stayed with the air conditioner, some things have changed. Advancements to the vapor compression, sensors, controls, and efficiency have all taken place. This helps the system to perform better, while also being cost efficient in the long run. Newer air conditioners also have advanced components that will help it to run better, as well as quieter when it operates. If you hear any odd noises or sounds from the system as it operates, make sure to schedule an appointment with us. We can inspect the air conditioner and various parts to ensure the efficiency of it.

Throughout the months, you can also do a visual inspection of different parts of the air conditioning system. Make sure that the thermostat is operating well. The set temperature and actual temperature should be very similar to each other. If it is not, we should inspect it for you. If there is an issue with it, the air conditioner may be working harder than it would otherwise need to.

Hot Days Means your Air Conditioner will need to work Efficiently

Hot Days Means your Air Conditioner will need to work Efficiently

During hot and humid days in the summer, you will have to rely on the air conditioner in your home. This will help your home to stay cool and comfortable in the summer. Make sure that you notice any issues or anything out of the norm with the air conditioner. If there are any issues with the air conditioner, it is always best to repair it as soon as possible. Any odd noises, odors, or things you notice should be taken seriously. By having these fixed right away, you can help prevent further issues from happening for your HVAC system as well.

Reduce the Heat

When it is hot, you will want to make sure that the cool air is able to reach each room in your home. When you notice an issue with hot or cool rooms, the ductwork may be to blame. Make sure that you inspect the ductwork so that it is free of any dirt or dust build up. When it is clogged, there will be a reduced flow of air through the ductwork and into your home. Also make sure that the vents to each room are open. Closed vents will result in rooms that are not as comfortable as you would like.

You can also check the HVAC system by making sure that the thermostat is working properly. If the actual temperature and the set temperature are significantly different, there could be an issue. Sometimes the thermostat will not be able to relay the information to the air conditioner so it works properly. If there is a misreading, then the air conditioner could be working much harder than it otherwise should. It will then cause the system to wear down quicker than it otherwise should. When this happens, you will find yourself having more frequent repairs than you otherwise should.

Staying Cool and Comfortable during the Summer Heat

Staying Cool and Comfortable during the Summer Heat

It is important to stay cool and comfortable when the summer becomes hot and uncomfortable from the heat. Always remember that you should never leave anyone or any pet in the vehicle during the summer. When the sun is out, the vehicle can become dangerously hot in a matter of minutes. Besides your vehicle, you… Continue Reading

Proper Preventative Maintenance for the Air Conditioner this Summer

Proper Preventative Maintenance for the Air Conditioner this Summer

You will want to have preventative maintenance done for your air conditioner before the hot humid summer heat arrives. If you are not sure when the scheduled maintenance should be done, it is always advised to contact us. When we inspect the air conditioning system, we can also check the filter for it at the… Continue Reading

Get your Air Conditioner ready for Summer

Get your Air Conditioner ready for Summer

To help get your air conditioner ready for summer, you will need to start with regular maintenance now. This will improve the efficiency of the air conditioner for the upcoming months. By following routine maintenance, we can inspect the system and check the parts as needed. Remember to contact us if you are not sure… Continue Reading

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