With warmer weather just around the corner for most people, it is a good idea to prepare your air conditioning unit for summertime sizzle. Some people forget to do this and it can result in a higher cost for emergency repairs as well as being sweaty and sticky while waiting for the technician.
Here are some things a person can do for their AC unit
Time to replace your filter – After the strong winds of fall and blustery winter weather, most people will discover their air system will have debris on their filters. These need to be changed and continually replaced monthly, as you run the AC throughout the summer.
Check out your coils – Sitting through the cooler and colder season, the condenser and evaporator coils can become dirty and clogged with grime. These parts need a thorough cleaning before you think about operating on the cooling system.
Failing to complete this task can put stress on your unit by impeding the airflow, which will result in inefficient cooling and a higher bill. If left uncheck, it can cause moisture buildup within the interior of your home as well as damage to your AC.
Clean your grills – The grills of your system can become filled with trash, pet hair and other things from the elements that will have an affect on how well your cooling unit work. The best way to make sure it is clean is to use a vacuum cleaner, this should be done at least once a year, preferably in early spring.
Examine electrical work – Make sure to check the electrical work for worn areas or exposed spots. If you see anything that looks suspicious, do not risk being electrocuted, it is best to have a trained HVAC technician to do the job of replacing the wire works. Planning ahead of time, can help you avoid the drama and frustration of not having your AC in working order for the hottest days of the year.