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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 when specific tasks should be performed. We can inspect the parts and components as needed, and notice when a part should be repaired or replaced for the system. Doing so will also help prolong the life of the air conditioner system.

One of the most important tasks to remember is to have the filter changed. The filter is designed to capture and collect any dirt and dust from the air in your home. Make sure that the filter is the correct size for your air conditioner. Ones that are not correct will cause the air conditioner to work at greater strain and power. They will also be less efficient when they operate. When the filter needs to be changed, certain models of programmable thermostats can alert you do this. The filter should be checked on a regular basis, and changed on a schedule. This schedule can be a result of any dusty conditions in the home, or if you have pets.

Another part of the air conditioner system that needs to be inspected are the evaporator and condenser coils. When these become full of dirt, it can reduce the airflow and efficiency of the unit as well. Also make sure that the area is free of any foliage or debris buildup. This could mean sticks, leaves, grass clipping, or dirt should be properly removed from the exterior. If you are not sure how to clean the condenser coils and unit, make sure to contact us. This way we can inspect the coils for any debris or damage to them. Also remember to cut any plants or flowers back so they do not interfere with the airflow of the unit.

Cleaning the Ductwork in your Home

Cleaning the Ductwork in your Home


Make sure that the ductwork is as clean as possible for your home. Doing so will help to improve the air quality as well. When you are not sure when you will need to have the HVAC system inspected, make sure to contact us. This way we can help to make sure that everything is operating efficiently for the system. One part that you will need to inspected on a regular basis is the ductwork system. The ductwork should be clean and free of any build up of dirt, dust, or insect particles. Make sure to have it inspected every year, and cleaned out when it is recommended to do so. If you see build up in the ductwork through the vents, chances are it is worse further back.

Make sure you are aware how often the ductwork should be cleaned out. If you are not, contact us and we can set up a schedule for you. By having the ductwork cleaned out, the air can move more efficiently through the ductwork system. When you can see dirt in the register vent, it can be more clogged further down. If you have pets, this should be done more often. This is because pet fur and pet dander can get into the air and then the registers and vents of your home. If anyone suffers from a pet allergy, you will want to make sure the vents are cleaned often.

Cleaning the ductwork will also make breathing easier for everyone in the home. If anyone suffers from allergies or asthma, then having the ductwork cleaned will help reduce the dirt and dust in the air. If you have a hard time breathing, or having continuous sneezes, then the ductwork may need to be cleaned in the home.

Routine Maintenance Should not be Ignored

Routine Maintenance

 

Having routine maintenance done for your HVAC system is always critical. This will give us the opportunity to check and inspect the unit, parts, and components for you. Each are of the HVAC system will need to work efficiently and correctly with one another. If one part wears out or fails, it will lead to other parts and areas failing as well. Quickly, the price of repairs and replacements can add up. This is why it is important to have routine maintenance to help prevent and emergency situation from occurring when you would least expect it.

Routine Maintenance if you hear Sounds

The first thing to be aware of is if you notice any issues with the system. Any odd noises or sounds should always be looked at and inspected. If you ignore any issues, they can develop into a much larger problem over time. When you do not take proper care of all the components of the system, issues will occur. Everything should be inspected. This includes the filter, ductwork, thermostat, and the actual unit itself. Also make sure that the area around it is clear of any debris, junk, or water. This is a safety issue because making sure the area is clean will reduce the risk of a fire occurring.

Check the Parts

Between routine maintenance inspections, always be aware of any issues you might notice. This will help determine where the issue might be located. It is also recommended that you check the filter. The filter is important because it helps to capture any pollutants and dust that might be in the air of your home. Without the filter, the dirt and dust can cycle back into the air of your home. This can cause for uneasy breathing if you or a family member has a health issue. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you will want to make sure the air in your home is the best quality it can be. By keeping tune ups up to date, then you can increase the longevity of the unit as well.

Air Conditioner Inspection List

If you neglected a spring checkup, your air conditioner may not be cooling as well as it could. The efficiency with decrease with dirt and dust. When the efficiency is decreased, it will wear out faster as well.

Outside Unit of AC

The outdoor parts of the unit will have to be inspected as well. You will want to make sure they a free of dirt, debris, and other pollutants that might clog up the system. If you notice any issues or damage to the air conditioner, make sure that you contact us so we can come and inspect it for you. Having the parts in the best working condition can help you to save time, money, and stress in the long run.

Clean the System

The condensers should be inspected as well. We can also come and inspect the whole air conditioning system for you as well. The fins are fine metallic blades that surround the unit. These are dirty because of the air flow and how the dirt reacts with it.

Remember the filter

Also remember to inspect the filter on the air conditioner. This will help the air quality improve in your home. By having the filter collect the dirt, dust, and other pollutants, you will have the best air quality possible. If you are not sure how often to check the filter this summer, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on a schedule.

The Purpose of the Filter

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The filter needs to be checked on a regular basis to prevent further issues and damage from happening to it. When there is an issue with it, make sure that it is taken care of as soon as possible. This way the air in your home will be in the best condition possible.

Replace the Filter

The filter should be checked on a regular basis. On a proper schedule make sure to change the filter as well. Keeping the filter in the best condition will also help you to keep the air quality in your home in ideal condition as well. Poor air quality can be affected by the filter in your home. If the filter is clogged with dirt, the airflow will also be poor.

Benefits

By having the filter checked and cleaned, you can prevent mold and mildew in your home. If it is humid in your home, the chance for mold also increases. You will want to have proper care of the HVAC system to help ensure the air quality is great as well. Mold can cause health issues as well.

It is important to replace your air conditioning filter on a regular basis.  Sometimes you should change the filter once a month, while other times it may be best to change it every three months at minimum. Check the filter on a weekly or monthly basis, depending what your home is like. You can always contact us and we can advise you on the correct filter and schedule for it.

 

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