Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Summer
Summer is lurking around the corner. Soon enough you and everyone else will be seeking relief from the heat with your air conditioning system. When your air conditioning unit has been sitting idly for months now, you may have to do a maintenance check and do some cleaning to get it ready for the season. You want to make sure that your air conditioner will be functioning well for summer. To help you get started, check the guidelines below on how you can get your air conditioning unit into a top-notched shape:
- Check your air conditioning unit NOW.
Do not wait for summer to start before you check it. Your air conditioner may need some repairs. If you do it at the start of the season, you might end up waiting several hot days for a busy service provider. On top of that, the service fee may even be higher because of the season. If no repairs are needed on your AC, then you can now start with cleaning and do some simple maintenance tasks.
- Safety first.
Before working on your AC, make sure to unplug or turn off the power of the AC system at the service panel.
- Clean or replace the filters.
This is the easiest and most important step. Clean your furnace or air handler filters. If it is already in a bad shape, then you have to replace it. By doing so, you are preventing dust to recirculate inside your building and at the same time increase your AC’s efficiency.
- Clean the AC condenser coils.
A central air conditioner’s condenser unit most of the time is located outdoor. It looks like a large metal box containing a large fan with circular grills on the surface of the box. Ideally, a condenser unit should be protected or covered during winter to prevent accumulation of debris; otherwise, it will be filled with dirt or leaves which means you have to clean it. If debris has made its way inside the condenser unit, then the air flow to your AC may be obstructed. You have to remove the protective grills and carefully clean the coils using a refrigerator coil brush or soft brush in a vacuum. After cleaning the condenser, make sure to also clear the condenser unit’s surrounding from debris and other possible dirt. Cut and remove any grass that may obstruct air flow.
- Replace broken pipes.
Refrigerant tubes or pipes are insulated with foam coolant to prevent it from losing energy. If you have frayed or missing insulation, make sure to replace it.
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