Isn’t it time you gave your air conditioner a well-deserved break ? With autumn in full swing, there’s a good chance you won’t need your AC unit as much as you did during the summer. However, there are a few things you should do to ensure your AC unit is able to survive the fall and winter without losing its performance. Here are a few things you should do to get it ready for the fall.
Change the Air Filter
A clean and healthy air conditioner requires an equally clean air filter. Over time, accumulated dust and debris can create blockages that prevent fresh air from flowing through the unit. This could lead to poor performance as well as poor efficiency.
You should always be prepared to check and change your AC unit’s air filter during any inspection. Otherwise, you should have it changed on a monthly basis to prevent unnecessary dust and debris buildup.
Clean It Up
Start by removing fallen leaves, branches and other dead foliage from around the outdoor cabinet. Once you’re indoors, collect any remaining debris from around the indoor cabinet. If you’re dealing with dirty evaporator coils, use a foaming no-rinse coil cleaner can help remove stubborn dirt and debris buildup.
Check It Thoroughly
Another thing you can do is have a certified professional take a close look at your AC unit. Your technician will be able to spot problems you might have missed during your own check. Your technician will also be able to check parts of your AC unit you may not have the tools or access to reach, including your unit’s current refrigerant levels.
Cover It Up
Since you’re not planning on using your AC unit for the rest of the year, you should protected by placing a piece of sturdy plywood over the condenser fan opening. This will prevent small critters from getting inside of your AC unit while protecting it against the elements.
If you’re experiencing any issues with your AC or furnace unit, then you may want to consider having the team at AJR Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration to check your unit out. Contact us today for all your heating and cooling needs !