AC Systems: How To Get The Most Out Of Them
Summer is upon us. That indicates it’s time to rely on the A/C system to make sure your house stays comfortable throughout the summer. One thing you should not do though is just turn on the air conditioner system and go. There are a few steps to take to ensure that your A/C system will operate at full strength for the summertime season.
So exactly what are these steps? What should you do to secure your system and cool your home this summer? These essential actions will help you get the most out of your A/C system and stay cool throughout the summertime season.
EXAMINE YOUR THERMOSTAT
Step one is to inspect your thermostat and make certain you are happy with the settings. If you just have one temperature setting, it is probably an out-of-date unit and you need to consider updating to a more energy-efficient version.
CHECK YOUR DUCTWORK
Discuss your ductwork, specifically exposed ductwork, and look for indications of wear, fractures, holes, which can reduce the AC efficiency in the house, or might lead to a cooling loss.
CHECK YOUR AIR VENTS
Walk your house and take a look at the air vents in your ceilings, floorboards, or any place you have them. Remove products that may block airflow, and vacuum the dust out of them if needed.
CHECK YOUR DRAIN LINE
Generally mounted near your unit, you’ll find a drain pipeline or piece of PVC. Inspect this for fractures or leaks and depending upon condition flush the line if warranted to keep the line clear.
ALTER YOUR FILTER
If you haven’t changed your filter recently, now is the time to do it. You ought to be changing your filter every 3 months.
Make certain all your electrical connections are on. Unless you’ve de-activated them, they probably are, however, they should be constantly inspected.
HEAD OUTDOORS TO INSPECT THE UNIT
Inspect your Air Conditioner unit to be sure there’s no clog in or around it. Remove leaves, vines, and debris, in addition, to look for missing panels that protect electrical connections.
CHECK COOLANT LINES
Make certain your coolant lines look good and hire the pros if any repair work appears like they are needed.
EXAMINE THE WIRING
Never touch live wires, but inspect them for damage or wear. If you see such damage, call a professional for service.
If you are interested in A/C unit maintenance or an A/C unit installation, contact us today.
This post was written by Chad Merk, HVAC expert and owner of Florida Climate Worx! Providing quality HVAC services to the people of Tampa Bay for years now, our technicians pay great attention to detail when it comes to providing you with the best HVAC repair in Clearwater FL! Our technicians pull out all the stops when it comes to providing you the best quality in the industry!